Thursday, January 21, 2010

Accent Marks

Do you ever wonder how to type those nifty little accent marks over certain words like touché?
Being able to type characters with accents over them gives extra meaning and sound to the words. Whether you're writing a personal letter or a blog post, knowing how to easily include special characters and symbols is useful.

Here's how to do it:

Mac users:
Option + e,  the letter (á, é, í, ó, ú)
Option + `,  the letter  (è,à, ì, ò, ù)

PC users: 
*The numeric keypad must be used, with Num Lock on. The modified letter appears after the keys are pressed and released.
ALT + 0224 = à      
ALT + 0232 = è              
ALT + 0242 = ò        
ALT + 0225 = á
ALT + 0233 = é
ALT + 0243 = ó

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