French Accent Marks

I have to write a lot of french essays for my class and I usually need to type them. I was wondering of anyone could tell me how to put the accent marks over the a, e and stuff. Can anyone help?

The following will work if you type your papers in a word processor that uses Windows (Word for Windows, Works for Windows, WordPerfect for Windows, etc.):

http://www.ramsch.org/martin/uni/fmi-hp/iso8859-1.html

In this chart, you'll pay attention to Char and Code columns. You'll substitute pressing the Alt key whenever there's a & in the Code column, and you'll press zero on the number pad (not across the top of the keyboard) whenever # appears. Then press the numbers as given -- again, on the number pad.

If you want a grave accent over the lower-case a, you'll press Alt 0224 (à). If you want an acute accent over the lower-case a, you'll press Alt 225 (á). And so on. Just save this site to favorites and use those two columns.

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Press and hold the Alt key down while you're pressing the particular number combination on the number pad.

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Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. The answer is assuming you have a PC. If, however, you have a MAC, it is so much easier!

Oh, that's right. I've heard from friends who have Macs that they can make those accent marks more easily. I've just memorized a few on that list that I use frequently, and hardly think about it anymore -- marks such as ½ and é and ñ and others.

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