The following alt codes can be used for typing French accents and ligatures on a non-French Keyboard. They can be entered by holding down the Alt key on your keyboard and typing the 4 digit number on your keyboards num pad .

IMPORTANT: Remember to turn on “Num Lock” because some of these codes use the the number 4, which is used by web browsers to go to the previous page, meaning you could accidentally lose anything you are directly typing in to a web browsers input fields if num lock isn’t on.

Acute Accents

Firstly, we have the easy ones for acute accents, simply hold down ctrl+alt (+ shift for uppercase) and press the relevant letter:

Letter Keys
é ctrl + alt + E
É ctrl + alt + shift + E

 

These ones are a little trickier to remember. Simply hold the alt key and key in the numbers in the num pad on your keyboard.

Grave accents

Letter Keys
à alt + 0224
è alt + 0232
ù alt + 0249
À alt + 0192
È alt + 0200
Ù alt + 0217

 

Circumflexes

Letter Keys
â alt + 0226
ê alt + 0234
î alt + 0238
ô alt + 0244
û alt + 0251
 alt + 0194
Ê alt + 0202
Î alt + 0206
Ô alt + 0212
Û alt + 0219

 

Umlauts / dieresis

Letter Keys
ë alt + 0235
ï alt + 0239
ü alt + 0252
Ë alt + 0203
Ï alt + 0207
Ü alt + 0220

 

The Cedille

Letter Keys
ç alt + 0231
Ç alt + 0199

 

Ligatures

Letter Keys
æ alt + 0230
œ alt + 0156
Æ alt + 0198
Œ alt + 0140
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