Routledge

Typing Foreign Characters

Some of the exercises on this website require the use of accents. You can input an accent using only the keyboard by typing certain key combinations.

Upper Letter Upper Action PC Upper Action Mac Lower Letter Lower Action PC Lower Action Mac
Á ALT + 0193 option - e A á ALT + 160 option - e a
 ALT + 0194 option - i A â ALT + 131 option - i a
Æ ALT + 146 option - shift - ' æ ALT + 145 option - '
À ALT + 0192 option - ` A à ALT + 133 option - ` a
Å ALT + 0197 option - shift - a å ALT + 134 option - a
à ALT + 0195 option - n A ã ALT + 227 option - n a
Ä ALT + 0196 option - u A ä ALT + 132 option - u a
Ç ALT + 128 option - shift - c ç ALT + 135 option - c
É ALT + 0201 option - e E é ALT + 130 option - e e
Ê ALT + 0202 option - i E ê ALT + 136 option - i e
È ALT + 0200 option - ` E è ALT + 138 option - ` e
Ë ALT + 0203 option - u E ë ALT + 137 option - u e
Í ALT + 0205 option - e I í ALT + 161 option - e i
Î ALT + 0206 option - i I î ALT + 140 option - i i
Ì ALT + 0204 option - ` I ì ALT + 141 option - ` i
Ï ALT + 0207 option - u I ï ALT + 139 option - u i
Ñ ALT + 165 option - n N ñ ALT + 164 option - n n
Ó ALT + 0211 option - e O ó ALT + 162 option - e o
Ô ALT + 0212 option - i O ô ALT + 147 option - i o
Ò ALT + 0210 option - ` O ò ALT + 149 option - ` o
Ö ALT + 0214 option - u O ö ALT + 148 option - u o
Ø ALT + 0216 option - shift - o ø ALT + 248 option - o
Õ ALT + 0213 option - n O õ ALT + 245 option - n o
Ú ALT + 0218 option - e U ú ALT + 163 option - e u
Û ALT + 0219 option - i U û ALT + 150 option - i u
Ù ALT + 0217 option - ` U ù ALT + 151 option - ` u
Ü ALT + 0220 option - u U ü ALT + 129 option - u u
Ý ALT + 0221 option - e Y ý ALT + 0253 option - e y
Ÿ ALT + 0159 option - u Y ÿ ALT + 152 option - u y

This table is by no means comprehensive but does cover the majority of foreign characters required for this website.

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