Letter Accent Shortcuts

When it comes to typing in a different language, accented letters are a necessity. Use the chart below to identify and learn how to type the letters you need. 

Windows Alt Codes (for PC users)

Click into your text box, hold down the ALT key and press the combination in the number pad (NOT the numbers above the QWERTY keyboard). 

Uppercase Vowel

Alt-Code

Lowercase Vowel

Alt-Code

À

Alt + 0192

à

Alt + 0224

Â

Alt + 0194

â

Alt + 0226

Ä

Alt + 0196

ä

Alt + 0228

È

Alt + 0200

è

Alt + 0232

Ê

Alt + 0202

ê

Alt + 0234

Ë

Alt + 0203

ë

Alt + 0235

Î

Alt + 0206

î

Alt + 0238

Ï

Alt + 0207

ï

Alt + 0239

Ô

Alt + 0212

ô

Alt + 0244

Œ

Alt + 0140

œ

Alt + 0156

Ù

Alt + 0217

ù

Alt + 0249

Û

Alt + 0219

û

Alt + 0251

Ü

Alt + 0220

ü

Alt + 0252

Ÿ

Alt + 0159

ÿ

Alt + 0255

 

Symbols (for PC users)

 

Symbol

Code

Ç

Alt + 0199

ç

Alt + 0231

¿

Alt + 0191

¡

Alt + 0161

º

Alt + 0186

ª

Alt + 0170

Alt + 0128

«

Alt + 0171

»

Alt + 0187

 

Mac Opt Codes (For Apple Users)

To get the accent codes on an Apple device, please use the codes below.

Symbol

Code

¡

Opt +1

¿

Opt + shift +?

 

Accent

Code

Character

` Grave

Opt + ` + character

À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù  |  à, è, ì, ò, ù

´́ Acute

Opt + e + character

Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú, Ý  |  á, é, í, ó, ú, ý

^ Circumflex

Opt + i + character

Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û  |  â, ê, î, ô, û

~ Tilde

Opt + n + character

Ã, Ñ, Õ  |  ã, ñ, õ

̈ Umlaut

Opt + u + character

Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü  |  ä, ë, ï, ö, ü

 


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