Accents on a Mac

Inputting International Characters in Windows

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The Language Center ’s US-International keyboards make it easy to create accent marks in any program on your PC.

If you’re not in the Language Center, see below. There are several ways to make accent marks on a PC. The 3- and 4-number codes will work in any program. Note that not every letter has a 3-number code. Another handy input method for accents uses the Microsoft Visual Keyboard.

For French, check out Le Notepad. Just click on the accented letter, then cut and paste it into your document.

Lowercase Characters

Language

Character

How to Type It

   

In MSWord

3-number code

Hold down
the Alt key
and type:

4-number code

Hold down
the Alt key
and type:

French

à

Ctrl+`then a

133

0224

 

â

Ctrl+ Shift+^then a

131

0226

 

ç

Ctrl+ , then c

135

0231

 

é

Ctrl+’ then e

130

0233

 

è

Ctrl+` then e

138

0232

 

ê

Ctrl+Shift+^ then e

136

0234

 

ë

Ctrl+Shift+: then e

137

0235

 

î

Ctrl+Shift+^ then i

140

0238

 

ï

Ctrl+Shift+ : then i

139

0239

 
oe

Ctrl+Shift+& then o

-

0156

 

ô

Ctrl+Shift+^ then o

147

0244

 

û

Ctrl+Shift+^ then u

150

0251

 

174

0171

 

175

0187

   
   

Spanish

á

Ctrl+' then a

160

0225

 

é

Ctrl+' then e

130

0233

 

í

Ctrl+' then i

161

0237

 

ñ

Ctrl+Shift+~ then n

164

0241

 

ó

Ctrl+ then o

162

0243

 

ú

Ctrl+’ then u

163

0250

 

ü

Ctrl+Shift+: then u

129

0252

 

Alt+Ctrl+Shift+?

168

0191

 

Alt+Ctrl+Shift+!

173

0161

   
   

Italian

à

Ctrl+ ` then a

133

0224

 

è

Ctrl+` then e

138

0232

 

ì

Ctrl+` then i

141

0236

 

ò

Ctrl+` then o

149

0242

 

ù

Ctrl+` then u

151

0249

   
   
German

ä

Ctrt+Shift+: then a

132

0228

 

ë

Ctrl+Shift+: then e

137

0235

 

ö

Ctrl+Shift+: then o

148

0246

 

ß

Ctrl+Shift+& then s

225

0223

 

ü

Ctrtl+Shift+: then u

129

0252

Uppercase Letters

Language

Character
How to Type It
   

In MSWord

3-number
code

Hold down
the Alt key
and type:

4-number
code

Hold down
the Alt key
and type:

French

À

Ctrl+ ` then A

-

0192

 

Â

Ctrl+ ` then A

-

0194

 

Ç

Ctrl+ , then C

128

0199

 

É

Ctrl+' then E

144

0201

 

È

Ctrl+` then E

-

0200

 

Ê

Ctrl+Shift+^ then E

-

0202

 

Ë

Ctrl+Shift+: then E

-

0203

 

Î

Ctrl+Shift+^ then I

-

0206

 

Ï

Ctrl+Shift+ : then I

-

0207

 

OE

Ctrl+Shift+& then O

-

0140

 

Ô

Ctrl+Shift+^ then O

-

0212

 

Û

Ctrl+Shift+^ then U

-

0219

   
   

Spanish

Á

Ctrl+' then A

-

0193

 

É

Ctrl+' then E

144

0201

 

Í

Ctrl+' then I

-

0205

 

Ñ

Ctrl+Shift+~ then N

165

0209

 

Ó

Ctrl+' then O

-

0211

 

Ú

Ctrl+' then U

-

0218

 

Ü

Ctrtl+Shift+: then U

-

0220

   
   

Italian

À

Ctrl+ ` then A

-

0192

 

È

Ctrl+` then E

-

0200

 

Ì

Ctrl+` then I

-

0204

 

Ò

Ctrl+` then O

-

0210

 

Ù

Ctrl+` then U

-

0217

   
   
German

Ä

Ctrtl+Shift+: then A

142

0196

 

Ë

Ctrtl+Shift+: then E

-

0203

 

Ö

Ctrtl+Shift+: then O

153

0214

 

Ü

Ctrtl+Shift+: then U

154

0220

Euro
 

0128


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