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If you make use of accented letters on a daily basis, you ease yourself of trying to put accent marks on letters. From the table below, you can copy-paste accented letters (lowercase or uppercase) on your document with ease. Copy and paste of accented letters work perfectly on popular word processors such as OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

üÜLetter u with umlaut
éÉLetter e with an acute accent
âÂLetter a with circumflex accent
äÄLetter a with umlaut
àÀLetter a with a grave accent
åÅLetter a with a ring
êÊLetter e with circumflex accent
ëËLetter e with umlaut
èÈLetter e with a grave accent
ïÏLetter i with umlaut
îÎLetter i with circumflex accent
ìÌLetter i with a grave accent
ÄÄLetter A with umlaut
ÅÅLetter A with a ring
ÉÉLetter E with an acute accent


ôÔLetter o with circumflex accent
öÖLetter o with umlaut
òÒLetter o with a grave accent
ûÛLetter u with circumflex accent
ùÙLetter u with a grave accent
ÿŸLetter y with diaeresis
ÖÖLetter O with umlaut
ÜÜLetter U with umlaut
áÜLetter a with an acute accent
íÍLetter i with an acute accent
óÓLetter o with an acute accent
úÚLetter u with an acute accent
ñÑLetter n with tilde
æÆ
çÇcédille

If you don’t want to copy and paste accented letters, you can use the windows shortcut. Each character in your computer has a code made up of pressing the ALT key then a three-digit number, all of which are listed below.

To type the numbers, you must use the numeric keypad on the Right side of your keyboard, not the number keys on the top row. Hold down the Alt Key and continue holding until you complete the number of the code you desire – then release.

LetterASCII codeKeyboard shortcut
Â0194alt + 0194
À0192alt + 0192
Ä0196alt + 0196
Å0197alt + 0197
Ã0195alt + 0195
Ç0199alt + 0199
É0201alt + 0201
È0200alt + 0200
Ê0202alt + 0202
Ë0203alt + 0203
Î0206alt + 0206
Ï0207alt + 0207
Ô0212alt + 0212
Ö0214alt + 0214
Õ0213alt + 0213
Û0219alt + 0219
Ü0220alt + 0220
Ù0217alt + 0217
Ú0218alt + 0218
Æ0198alt + 0198
Ç0199alt + 0199

Alternatively, for those who don’t want to copy and paste, you can set PC to the English international setting. This allows me to use:

  • Right Alt key +e = é
  • Right Alt key +a = á
  • Right Alt key +e = é
  • Right Alt key + o= ó
  • Right Alt key +n= ñ
  • Right Alt key +?= ¿
  • Right Alt key +!= ¡
  • Right Alt key then shift+” then u =ü (That is 4 keystrokes)

If you use a smaller notebook computer you will not have keypads on the side of the keyboard. Therefore this alternative method of using the Alt key plus the numbers will not work. It’s better you just copy and paste the accent letters to hasten your work.

In addition, When a QWERTY-US keyboard is configured as US-International, the right apostrophe (‘) is used for treble accenting everything, the backtick (`) is for grave accent in the same way the hat (^) is for a circumflex accent.

The apostrophe is also used for the cedilla. The right quote is used to put umlauts. These features are much easier to use than numeric combinations with ALT. In addition, the QWERTY-US keyboard is much more convenient for developers because of the greater accessibility of the characters [] {}.

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