Keystroke for accent grave?

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  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I need to do some homework in french, but can't find accent grave (è) without accessing the character palette. Not exactly the quickest way to type, constantly looking for the properly accented letter in the palette. is there a keystroke for "`"? :confused:
     
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  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    It's the option key + the key to the left of the 1 (with the tilde and the grave on it)...then type the letter you need underneath.
     
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Grave? Wow, I never heard that before. Guess that's what I get for never taking a foreign language where that accent mark is used. I've always called it a backtick. :) But yes, Opt+` and then the letter you want will get you the character you need.
     
  5. skunk macrumors G4

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    I don't know which keyboard you're using, but on mine it's above the Alt/Option key...
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    Why don't you check the box next to Keyboard Viewer in the International panel of System Prefs? Then you can access it from the Menubar. All diacriticals can be produced with the Option key.
     
  7. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow, TheAnswer knows all! :p

    Thanks. Right now I'm on my MacBook, and felt like I tried every key it had... apparently except ~

    Je me sens très bête. :eek:

    Thanks all.
     
  8. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Where do you live, skunk? The `/~ key has always been to the left of the 1 key, above Tab, at least in the U.S. English layout. The only things above the option key are Shift and Z on the left and just Shift on the right. :confused:
     
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    UK keyboard has the grave/tilde betweeen the Z and Shift.
     
  11. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    While your in the International Prefs > Input Menu...you could also activate the French keyboard in the keyboard list...it will give you easier access to the accents. You'll have to make some adjustments because other things will be moved around a little. It's what I did for my Spanish classes...because the Spanish layout has dedicated "´" and "ñ" keys.

    Actually...ignore that...the French layout has a lot more letters moved around than the Spanish keyboard.
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    Presumably that changes it to AZERTY, which could get very confusing.
     
  13. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There isn't what? :confused:
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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    Il n'y a pas de quoi remercier, in full. I.e. "don't mention it". :)
     
  15. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I have the Icelandic keyboard set up for mine, so I can switch to it whenever I need to type Sigur Rós song names. There's no good way to get to the eth (ð) and thorn (þ) characters otherwise. Fortunately, none of the other letters move around, just some symbols (which can get confusing).

    EDIT: Also, OS X refuses to put the accent over the letter y (ý) as is sometimes required in Icelandic if you're in the US layout.
     

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