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Accents & special characters - Windows

To type accented letters and other symbols on Windows you can use the numeric codes listed below. These should work in any program.

How it works:
To type a lower case letter with an acute accent on it (á é í ó ú) you can:

Codes for typing accented letters

Codes for typing other special characters

Click here to download an Excel spreadsheet of these codes

Other key combinations

Note: the combinations work with the Welsh (United Kingdom) keyboard layout.

You can also assign requently-used letters to particular key combinations.

Links

Orthographic diacritics and multilingual computing
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/dia/diacritics-revised.htm

Typing International Accent Marks and Diacriticals
http://www.starr.net/is/type/kbh.html

International characters
http://www.lrc.salemstate.edu/keyboard.htm

Free keyboard layout for typing many European languages and Japanese rōmaji
http://goo.gl/VloRCe

Character finder - a site where you can find out which accented letters or other characters are used in which language(s), and other useful information about characters, fonts and unicode: http://transliteration.eki.ee/


If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.

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