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Writing in French on QWERTY keyboard

Posted by nice cuppa tee - Created: 13 years ago
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Posted by mike-179830 - 13 years ago

Hold down [Alt] and then type one of the following sequences on the numeric keypad (not using the numbers above the QWERTY bit of the keyboard):


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Posted by TonyP-191937 - 13 years ago

On W2K it is called "United States International", you type a ' followed by an e to get an é and so on.



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Posted by ian81-188951 - 13 years ago

To get the accents use the ALT Gr plus !, ?, and a number of other keys to produce characters not normally available. The accents are intuitive for example.

' + e = é
` + e = è
~ + n = ñ^ + e = ê
" + e = ë
' + c = ç

Also you can achieve various characters by holding ALT (PLUS on the NUM Pad a four digit number e.g. ALT 0169 gives ©

In MS Word if you look in the help section for 'international character using keyboard shortcut' there are some further suggestions.

There are other ways -you need to find what works best for you which iun turn will depend on what software you are using .