This page allows you to easily type French accents and other French characters without a French keyboard. You can edit your text in the box and then copy it to your document, e-mail message, etc.
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Press Alt with the appropriate letter. For example, to type é, è, ê or ë, hold Alt and press E one, two, three or four times.

Stop the mouse over each button to learn its keyboard shortcut.

Shift + click a button to insert its upper-case form. Alt + click a button to copy a single character to the clipboard.

You can select text and press Ctrl + C to copy it to your docu­ment. In your target document, press Ctrl + V, or, if you want to paste the text without formatting, try Ctrl + Shift + V.

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Type French accents without a French keyboard? 

Shift + button for upper case
  • Where one letter can receive more than one type of accent mark, the most frequently used accent is typed with a single keystroke, the second most frequent accent with two keystrokes, etc. For example, there are four types of “e with accent” in the French language (é, è, ê and ë). If you hold down Alt and press E, that will type the most frequently used one – e with accent aigu (é). Pressing E again will type the second most common accented ee with accent grave (è) – and so on. If you’re the kind of person who wants maximum typing speed, you can also use dedicated shortcuts for è and ê (mouse over a button to check its associated keyboard shortcuts).