Technical Resources

Typing Diacritical Markings in European Languages at Baylor

Mac

Long hold a character key in which you want to put an accent. For other special characters, see the following image. For example, to type "«", use option+\. 

Option

Shift-Option

 

Windows

To type accents and/or special characters with ALT codes, hold down the ALT key, then on the numeric keypad (not the row of numbers across the top of your keyboard) type the three or four digits listed here. When you release the ALT key, the character will appear.

 

FRENCH

For Windows

Uppercase

Lowercase

Consonants/Punctuation

À

ALT+0192

à

ALT+0224

Ç

ALT+0199 (caps)

Â

ALT+0194

â

ALT+0226

ç

ALT+0231 (lower)

Ä

ALT+0196

ä

ALT+0228

«

ALT+0171 (Left Angle Quote)

È

ALT+0200

è

ALT+0232

»

ALT+0187 (Right Angle Quote)

É

ALT+0201

é

ALT+0233

ALT+0128

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

 

 

 

GERMAN

For Windows

Accent

Code

Ä

ALT+0196

ä

ALT+0228

Ö

ALT+0214

ö

ALT+0246

Ü

ALT+0220

ü

ALT+0252

ß

ALT+0223

ALT+0128

 

ITALIAN

For Windows

Uppercase

Lowercase

Ordinals/other symbols

Punctuation

À

ALT+0192

à

ALT+0224

º

ALT+0186 (Masculine Ordinal)

¿

ALT+0191

È

ALT+0200

è

ALT+0232

ª

ALT+0170 (Feminine Ordinal)

¡

ALT+0161

É

ALT+0201

é

ALT+0233

«

ALT+0171 (Left Angle Quote)

«

ALT+0171

Ì

ALT+0204

ì

ALT+0236

»

ALT+0187 (Right Angle Quote)

»

ALT+0187

Ò

ALT+0210

ò

ALT+0242

ALT+0128

 

 

Ó

ALT+0211

ó

ALT+0243

 

 

 

 

Ù

ALT+0217

ù

ALT+0249

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTUGUESE

For Windows

Uppercase

Lowercase

Punctuation

À

ALT+0192

à

ALT+0224

¿

ALT+0191

Á

ALT+0193

á

ALT+0225

¡

ALT+0161

Â

ALT+0194

â

ALT+0226

º

ALT+0186 (Masculine Ordinal)

Ã

ALT+0195

ã

ALT+0227

ª

ALT+0170 (Feminine Ordinal)

É

ALT+0201

é

ALT+0233

«

ALT+0171 (Left Angle Quote)

Ê

ALT+0202

ê

ALT+0234

»

ALT+0187 (Right Angle Quote)

Í

ALT+0205

í

ALT+0237

ALT+0128

Ó

ALT+0211

ó

ALT+0243

 

 

Ô

ALT+0212

ô

ALT+0244

 

 

Õ

ALT+0213

õ

ALT+0245

 

 

Ú

ALT+0218

ú

ALT+0250

 

 

Ü

ALT+0220

ü

ALT+0252

 

 

 

 

SPANISH

For Windows

Uppercase

Lowercase

Punctuation

Á

ALT+0193

á

ALT+0225

¿

ALT+0191

É

ALT+0201

é

ALT+0233

¡

ALT+0161

Í

ALT+0205

í

ALT+0237

«

ALT+0171

Ñ

ALT+0209

ñ

ALT+0241

»

ALT+0187

Ó

ALT+0211

ó

ALT+0243

 

 

Ú

ALT+0218

ú

ALT+0250

 

 

Ü

ALT+022

ü

ALT+0252