How to type accented uppercase letters

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How to type accented uppercase letters


It may happen that you need to enter a text whose first letter begins with an accented uppercase letter. There are several solutions:

Copy and paste

The easiest solution, is to find a text containing such accented characters and make a copy/paste. Below the main accented letters used in the French language:
À Á Â Ä Å Ã Æ Ç É È Ê Ë Í Ì Î Ï Ñ Ó Ò Ô Ö Ø Õ OE Ú Ù Û Ü Ý Y

Using a key combination

You can also enter accented uppercase letters using the Alt key in combination with a corresponding Unicode value.
Here are the codes for the main accented letters:
  • Á = alt + 181
  • Â = alt + 182
  • À = alt + 183
  • Ã = alt + 199
  • Ç = alt + 128
  • È = alt + 212
  • É = alt + 144
  • Ë = alt + 211
  • Ê = alt + 210
  • Ñ = alt + 165
  • Ö = alt + 153
  • Ú = alt + 233
  • Û = alt + 234
  • Ù = alt + 235
  • Ü = alt 154

The Character map

The last solution is to use the Windows character table.
  • Start > Accessories > Command Prompt
  • Then enter the following command:
    charmap

Android and iOS

  • Tap and hold on a letter to view a list of accented characters:

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Published by jak58. Latest update on January 27, 2015 at 05:11 AM by deri58.
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