Type Accents: ALT Codes

Writing in French

If you write in French regularly or on a laptop, the best way to type accents on a PC is with the international keyboard. But if you only type them occasionally and you have a full keyboard, you can use ALT codes. They work with the numeric keypad, NOT the row of numbers across the top of your keyboard. In other words, they don’t work on laptops.

To type accents with ALT codes, hold down the ALT key, then type the three or four digits listed here on the numeric keypad. Release the ALT key and the accented letter or special character will appear.

ALT +   ALT +
a accent grave à   133    À   0192
a circonflexe â   131   Â   0194
a tréma ä   132   Ä   142
a e ligature æ   145   Æ   146
c cédille ç   135   Ç   128
e accent aigu é   130   É   144
e accent grave è   138   È   0200
e circonflexe ê   136   Ê   0202
e tréma ë   137   Ë   0203
i circonflexe î   140   Î   0206
i tréma ï   139   Ï   0207
o circonflexe ô   147   Ô   0212
o e ligature œ   0156   Œ   0140
u accent grave ù   151   Ù   0217
u circonflexe û   150   Û   0219
u tréma ü   129   Ü   154
guillemets «   174   »   175
symbole euro   0128  

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Type accents in any operating system

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