French Verbs Are Accessible

Typing Diacritics (accents) in French -

Macintosh | PC

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Macintosh-

Typing in international characters is the same for all Macintosh applications, including the operating system.

To produce Follow these steps
à, è
  1. Hold down the option key, and type an ` (accent grave).
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the accent to appear.
À, È Hold the Shift key down in step 3 above.
é
  1. Hold down the option key, and type an e (the letter e).
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the accent to appear.
É Hold the Shift key down in step 3 above.
â, ê, î, ô, û
  1. Hold down the Option key, and type an I (the letter I).
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the circumflex to appear.
Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û Hold the Shift key down in step 3 Above.
ä, ë, ï, ö, ü
  1. Hold down the Option key, and type a u (the letter u).
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the umlaut to appear.
Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü Hold the Shift key down in step 3 Above.
æ Hold down the Option key, and type a (a single quotation mark).
Æ Hold down the option and Shift keys, and type a (a single quotation mark).
œ Hold down the Option and Shift key, and type a q (the letter q)
ΠHold down the Option key, and type a
ç Hold down the Option key, and type a c (the letter c).
Ç Hold down the option and Shift keys, and type a c (the letter c).

PC-

To produce Method 1 Method 2 Method 3
à, è ALT + 133 or ALT + 0224

ALT + 138 or ALT + 0232

  1. Hold down the Control key, and type an ` (accent grave).
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the accent to appear.
  1. Type a ` (the accent grave key)
  2. Let go of the key (don't hold it down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the accent to appear.
à, è ALT + 0192

ALT + 0200

Hold the Shift key down in step 3 above. Hold the Shift key down in step 3 above.
é

ALT + 130 or ALT + 0233

  1. Hold down the Control key, and type a (the apostrophe).
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the accent to appear.
  1. Hold down the RIGHT ALT key, and type the vowel over which you want the accent to appear.

  2. OR

    1. Type a (the apostrophe).

  3. Let go of the key (don't hold it down for step 3).
  4. Type the vowel over which you want the accent to appear.
É

ALT + 144 or ALT + 0201

Hold the Shift key down in step 3 above. Hold the Shift key down in step 1 or 3 above.
â, ê, î, ô, û ALT + 131 or ALT + 0226

ALT + 136 or ALT + 0234

ALT + 140 or ALT + 0238

ALT + 147 or ALT + 0244

ALT + 150 or ALT + 0251

  1. Hold down the Control and Shift keys, and type a ^ (caret, or the number 6 above the T & Y keys).
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the circumflex to appear.
  1. Type a ^ (caret, or Shift and the number 6 above the T & Y keys).
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the circumflex to appear.
Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û ALT + 0194

ALT + 0202

ALT + 0206

ALT + 0212

ALT + 0219

Hold the Shift key down in step 3 Above. Hold the Shift key down in step 3 Above.
ä, ë, ï, ö, ü ALT + 132 or ALT + 0228

ALT + 137 or ALT + 0235

ALT + 139 or ALT + 0239

ALT + 148 or ALT + 0246

ALT + 0252

  1. Hold down the Control and Shift keys, and type a : (a colon).
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the umlaut to appear.
  1. Type a " (a quote mark).
  2. Let go of the key (don't hold it down for step 3).
  3. Type the vowel over which you want the umlaut to appear.
Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü ALT + 142 or ALT + 0196

ALT + 0203

ALT + 0207

ALT + 153 or ALT + 0214

ALT + 154 or ALT + 0220

Hold the Shift key down in step 3 Above. Hold the Shift key down in step 3 Above.
æ ALT + 145 or ALT + 0230
  1. Hold down the Control and Shift keys, and type an & (ampersand). 
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type an a (the letter a).
 
Æ ALT + 146 or ALT + 0198 Hold the Shift key down in step 3 Above.  
œ ALT + 0156
  1. Hold down the Control and Shift keys, and type & (AMPERSAND)
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3)
  3. Type and o (the letter o)
 
Œ ALT +0140 Hold the Shift key down in step 3 above  
ç ALT + 135 or ALT + 0231
  1. Hold down the Control key, and type a , (comma). 
  2. Let go of the keys (don't hold them down for step 3).
  3. Type an c (the letter c).
  1. Hold down the RIGHT ALT key, and type a , (a comma).
OR
  1. Type a (an apostrophe).
  2. Let go of the key (don't hold it down for step 3).
  3. Type an c (the letter c).
Ç ALT + 128 or ALT + 0199 Hold the Shift key down in step 3 Above. Hold the Shift key down in step 3 Above.