The circumflex hangs in the air! If you are using mac depending on what you are doing you can just hold the letter that you want an accent on down and select the one you want. Also on some other computers you can change the keyboard to french computers like chromebooks. Great information. Can you help? I usually just do the latter. John, you are a God-send!! Plus having won a whole host of brownie-points!!!! Many many thanks for putting us on the right track. This is really fantastic Have a great day et Merci encore.
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Finally a website that explain this whole process logically and helpfully! I might actually be able to write things in a more accurate fashion. Thank you ever so much!
Might I post a link to Facebook? Perhaps that is why. Thank you. I have found the grave key on my keyboard.
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It is between the left-shift and Z just left from the alt key. It works as advertised. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been searching for this key on my MacBook Air and never thought to look on the bottom left instead of the top left! It works great!
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I have been trying to get this right for so long. Merci mille fois. No problem! I used this just now and for the past few years because running a site about French requires typing accents all day! Make sure you hold down the option key and then click one letter referring to the accent you want. Your article is quite helpful to me. I have bought a laptop as well as french keyboard.
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Learn how your comment data is processed. Now type in the letter you want the accent to receive. No additional letter needs to follow. Macs rock! David Steenkamp on August 31, at John Elkhoury on September 4, at Thanks : Reply. Irene on February 19, at Amine on September 22, at Charlotte on February 7, at I was about to go completely crazy, as a proper French person ; Reply. Bernadette Tercier on November 2, at Amy on December 17, at John Elkhoury on December 18, at Believe me, it works as described above. Mitzi Friedman on October 12, at How do I type the French quotation marks in Word that includes an automatic non-breaking space?
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Thanks Reply. Robin on March 1, at Orit Reuben on February 27, at Jeff on February 18, at Laura on January 13, at John on December 11, at Lady Eve on December 19, at This is a mystery! Good luck! Cooper Freestone on March 17, at Sue Colley on October 16, at Lori Aydelotte on October 14, at John Elkhoury on October 24, at RT on September 12, at The real point here is underlined by Cattus Thraex.
Why does the OP need to enter these characters? In that case, assuming she is using one of the US layouts, she doesn't really need to change anything. To spell correctly a few names of places and characters, using the traditional Mac way with the Option key "Option", mon cher LexSchellings , not "Alt" -- let's talk Mac here is fine. However, if she's doing homework for a French class, and she needs to enter lengthy paragraphs, and she needs to do this more than once, then such a method is a major PITA, whose only virtue is that it's less of a PITA than any of the other methods suggested Character Viewer indeed!
The only effective way to enter French text is to learn to type in French on a French-language keyboard layout. And there are basically three built-in options here:. She needs to choose the one closest to what she's accustomed to, and learn to touch type on it. Finally, to be effective, she needs not only to enable the Input menu, but also to set a shortcut to cycle through enabled keyboard layouts, which is done in Keyboard Shortcuts. I think that for all those accustomed to the basic U. All the other methods ae too cumbersome for lengthy texts, but reasonable to insert a French word from time to time, e.
I was referring to Character Picker, not Character Viewer. You should become aware of this new feature of That would be a mistake, because many users have no key labeled Option, but they always have one labeled Alt. I think even some Apple keyboards no longer have Option printed on them. Question: Q: How to type french accents? More Less. Communities Contact Support. Sign in Sign in Sign in corporate. Browse Search.
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Ask a question. User profile for user: sarahfromlasalle sarahfromlasalle. Question: Q: Question: Q: How to type french accents? Hello everyone! All replies Drop Down menu. Loading page content. User profile for user: Lexiepex Lexiepex. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post.
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User profile for user: Marek Stepanek Marek Stepanek. Apple ID Speciality level out of ten: 0. Sep 17, AM in response to Lexiepex In response to Lexiepex LexSchellings is describing the French accents, without changing your American international keyboard settings. Sep 17, AM in response to Marek Stepanek In response to Marek Stepanek Correct, but this is really cumbersome because you have constantly have to check the keyboard layout, since physically the keyboard is not changed And more accents than these 4 are normally not used User profile for user: Tom Gewecke Tom Gewecke.
Sep 17, AM in response to Lexiepex In response to Lexiepex LexSchellings wrote: Correct, but this is really cumbersome because you have constantly have to check the keyboard layout, since physically the keyboard is not changed User profile for user: iHing iHing. User profile for user: Cattus Thraex Cattus Thraex. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: 0. Dec 27, PM in response to sarahfromlasalle In response to sarahfromlasalle There are basically two ways to get what you need: 1.
Dec 28, AM in response to Tom Gewecke In response to Tom Gewecke Correct, but I assumed that picking chars for certain purposes is something else than writing at a reasonable speed in French.