How uppercase E with emphasis

It happens regularly having to type a text whose first letter begins with an accented letter capitalized. However, the keyboard of a computer does not capitalize a é (e acute accent) or a (A grave accent). There are ways to circumvent this problem!

How uppercase E with emphasis

The options of your office software

The insertion of the main accented uppercase in French, depending on your office software, can be performed automatically.

Example of Word:

versions prior to 2007:


-Tools menu,

-Edit Tab: accented uppercase

versions after 2007:


-Office button or File,

-Word Options

-Verification
In paragraph "When spell checking Microsoft Office programs", Check: Uppercase accented in French

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Copy paste

The simplest solution, if somewhat tedious is to find a text containing such accented characters and the copy and paste. Key helpful accented letters below:

À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Í Ì Î Ï Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ø Ù Ú Û Ü OE Ý Y

Keyboard shortcut

For each of these letters, there is a possibility of holding the ALT key and typing the Unicode character code. Here are the codes for the main accented letters:

Á = 181 alt
 alt = 182
In alt = 183
à = 199 alt
Alt = Ç 128
È = alt 212
D = alt 144
Alt = Ë 211
Ê alt = 210
Alt = Ñ 165
Ö alt = 153
Ú alt = 233
Û alt = 234
Ù alt = 235
Alt = Ü 154

The floating focus

For acute and grave accents on capital letters. This is a key combination to achieve before entering your capital letter:


-acute accent: Ctrl + '(key 4 of the top row of your keyboard) and then enter the letter

-grave accent: Ctrl + Alt + `(key 7 of the top line of your keyboard) and then enter the letter

Character Table

The last solution is to use the Windows character table.

To do this, click Start / Accessories / Command Prompt

Then enter the following command: charmap

keyboard BÉPO

Finally, there is a keyboard whose keys layout is specifically designed to optimize entering text in French and putting accented characters commonly used in French directly accessible. This is the keyboard Bepo.

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