How to quickly enter accented characters

by Jonathan Jacobsen Monday, February 21, 2011 1:03 PM

From time to time we all need to type an accented character or two, such as the é in Montréal. If you have a French-Canadian keyboard and Windows is set up to use it, you'll have the most common accented characters right on front of you and can type them easily.

However, if you have an English-only keyboard and only need to enter the occasional accented character, a quick way to do so is to hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and type one of the following 3-digit codes on the numeric keypad (this trick only works with the numeric keypad).

Alt +

 

128

Ç

129

ü

130

é

131

â

132

ä

133

à

134

å

135

ç

136

ê

137

ë

138

è

139

ï

140

î

141

ì

142

Ä

143

Å

144

É

145

æ

146

Æ

147

ô

148

ö

149

ò

150

û

151

ù

152

ÿ

153

Ö

154

Ü

155

ø

156

£

157

Ø

158

×

159

ƒ

160

á

161

í

162

ó

163

ú

164

ñ

165

Ñ

This method works with Inmagic databases and usually with any Windows application.

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