Type 'E' with an Acute Accent

October 2016

There are many reasons why you may be looking for a way to type the accented letter "é" on an English-language keyboard. Maybe you're interested in typing in a foreign language, or maybe you'd like to type something about Pokémon GO. Whatever the case is, the absence of the accented letter on QWERTY keyboards doesn't have to be frustrating.

This walkthrough will show you a few ways to type the letter "é" on an English-language keyboard.

Typing the Letter 'É'

On a Mac

In order to make an acute accent mark appear above the standard letter "e," start by pressing and holding the ALT key on your keyboard. Next, press the letter "e"; this should make the acute accent appear.

To use a lowercase accented "e," simply release the ALT key and press the letter "e" once more. To use an uppercase accented "e," release the ALT key, press and hold the SHIFT key, and press the letter "e" on your keyboard.

On a PC

To type the letter "é" on a PC, press and hold the ALT key and type 0233.

In Microsoft Word, press CTRL + ‘, followed by the letter "e". This should make the letter "é" appear in your document.

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