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.
Inserting a Special Character by Copying and Pasting
The simplest solution when it comes to inserting a special character is to copy and paste the character from the internet to where you need it. Here are the most commonly used accented letters:
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
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
Typing the Letter 'É' 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.
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.
Typing the Letter 'É' Using Keyboard Shortcuts
You may find the following keyboard shortcuts useful:
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
Ì = alt 0204
Í = alt 0205
Î = alt 0206
Ï = alt 0207
Ö = alt 153
Ò = alt 0210
Ó = alt 0211
Ô = alt 0212
Õ = alt 0213
Ú = alt 233
Û = alt 234
Ù = alt 235
Ü = alt 154
Using a Character Table
The final solution that could work for Windows users is a character table. To use this, click Start
. Next, enter the following code:
Typing the Letter 'É' in Word
Word will automatically recognise the need for and insert an accent in many words. For example, if you type the word "cafe", the program will transform the word into "café".
Image: © Medium.