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Typing accents in French...

Apple desktops and laptops


One learned the process is somewhat simple on an Apple Mac computer. There is webpage here to teach you this information.


On an Apple Mac computer to get '`' you need to push the 'option' or 'alt' button and hold it. You should then push the the letter you wish to put the '`' on so to get 'è' you push 'alt/option' hold the key and then push 'e'.

Same process for other accents push and hold the required key and then push the letter you wish the accent to appear on.

'`' alt/option + '`' plus the letter you wish the accent to appear on

'´' alt/option + 'e' plus the letter you wish the accent to appear on

'^' alt/option + 'i' plus the letter you wish the accent to appear on

'¨' alt/option + 'u' plus the letter you wish the accent to appear on

'ç' alt/option + 'c'

œ alt/option + 'q'


Smartphones and tablets


For Apple iPhones iPads, most Android tablets and phones and Amazon Fire Tablets...

On the keyboard you have on your screen tap and hold down the letter you wish the accent to appear on. A whole selection of possible accents will appear, just men sure you choose the right one.


In order to stop the spell checker/predictive text from altering all your French words, you will need to use the French spellchecker, which comes with the French keyboard OR turn the spellchecker off. Apple phones and tablets Android products


You can change the keyboard on an Apple device by clicking the world symbol next to the space bar. On Android you hold the space bar down.


Windows based PCs


This sheet is the one for the shortcut codes on PC's with number pads on their keyboards.


codesforaccents
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