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Make French, German and Spanish Accents

List and Instructions for Making French, German and Spanish Accented Letters on Your Computer Keyboard

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Hold down the Alt key, then type in 0 (zero), followed by the last three numbers – using the numeric keypad on the right of your keyboard. Then you can let up the Alt key. If you don’t have a numeric keypad, you’ll find two alternate methods here.

¡ – 0161
¿ – 0191
À – 0192
Á – 0193
 – 0194
à – 0195
Ä – 0196
Å – 0197
Æ – 0198
Ç – 0199
È – 0200
É – 0201
Ê – 0202
Ë – 0203
Ì – 0204
Í – 0205
Î – 0206
Ï – 0207
Ð – 0208
Ñ – 0209
Ò – 0210
Ó – 0211
Ô – 0212
Õ – 0213
Ö – 0214
Ø – 0216
Ù – 0217
Ú – 0218
Û – 0219
Ü – 0220
Ý – 0221
Þ – 0222
ß – 0223
à – 0224
á – 0225
â – 0226
ã – 0227
ä – 0228
å – 0229
æ – 0230
ç – 0231
è – 0232
é – 0233
ê – 0234
ë – 0235
ì – 0236
í – 0237
î – 0238
ï – 0239
ð – 0240
ñ – 0241
ò – 0242
ó – 0243
ô – 0244
õ – 0245
ö – 0246
ù – 0249
ú – 0250
û – 0251
ü – 0252
ý – 0253
þ – 0254
ÿ – 0255

 

Practice your Alt Key symbols on popular French sayings

Place your curser where you want the accented letter and use the Alt Key + numbers as indicated.

  • bête noir – a person or thing strongly detested or avoided; literally “black beast” (ê – 0234)
  • chacun à son goût – everyone to his own taste (à – 0224; û – 0251)
  • coup de grâce – a stroke of mercy, a decisive finishing blow (â – 0226)
  • coup d’état – a sudden, decisive exercise of force in politics (é – 0233)
  • pièce de résistance – a showpiece; the chief dish of a meal (è – 0232; é – 0233)
  • raison d’être – reason for being (ê – 0234)
  • tête-à-tête – a private conversation between two people (ê – 0234; à – 0224)

 

 

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