Accented Characters

Method 1:To use a language setting for the keyboard

Windows 7 (all applications)

From the Start Menu, open the Control Panel, double-click on Region and Language*, and go to the Keyboards and Languages tab. Click on Change Keyboards... and there click on Add. Under Input Language select "Spanish (Traditional Sort)" or "French (Canada)" or "German (Germany)" or any other language. Click OK, then again and again until you exit the language settings.

You should now have a language tab showing as either ES (Spanish), or EN (English), or FR (French) on the right side of your taskbar at the bottom of your screen. To switch between keyboard layouts, either left click on the tab and select the language or press Left Alt + Shift.

Example: In the Spanish layout, to type the character "é", strike what in the North American keyboard would be the apostrophe key and then, afterwards, the "e" key: é. Do the same for all of the accented vowels.

Method 2: Alt + Code

To use the codes that make accented characters: make sure the NUM LOCK is on ; hold down the ALT key; using the number keyboard on the right, enter the 3 or 4 digit code of the desired character; release the ALT key.

Here is a table of accented characters:

FRENCH SPANISH GERMAN

Character

Code

Character

Code

Character

Code

à

â

ç

è

ê

ë

î

ï

ô

ù

û

À

Â

Ç

È

É

Ê

Ë

Î

Ï

Ô

Ù

Û

«

»

133

131

135

138

136

137

140

139

147

151

150

0192

0194

128

0200

144

0202

0203

0206

0207

0212

0217

0219

0171

0187

á

é

í

ñ

ó

ú

ü

Á

É

Í

Ñ

Ó

Ê

Ú

Ü

¿

¡

160

130

161

164

162

163

129

0193

144

0205

165

0211

0202

0218

154

168

173

ä

å

æ

ğ

ë

ö

ø

ß

ş

ü

ÿ

Ä

Å

Æ

Ğ

Ë

Ö

Ø

Ş

Ü

132

134

145

0240

037

148

0248

225

0254

129

152

142

143

146

0208

0206

153

0216

0222

154