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MichaelC1Kwiziq community member

adding accents with keyboard

How do you add accents on an English QWERTY keyboard when typing in French?

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Michael, 

You might also find this Kwiziq page helpful -

https://french.kwiziq.com/blog/best-way-type-french-accents-windows-linux/

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You don't but there are various online sites that allow you to enter accents either by mouse or repeated key press.

For Kwiziq, hold the key down to get the options.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Depends on your OS, but this link should help

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/faq/type-accents/
MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Checked on my pc.. I tried using the Canadian layout for my keyboard but it looses too much and still cannot do an ê or ö

Try Typeit.. https://french.typeit.org/   An online window which has both a mouse accent picker and, repeating a key cycles through the accents... then cut and paste.

But, Kwiziq is set up for accents.. just hold a key down to see the choices (thanks Aurélie)

MichaelC1Kwiziq community member

I'm not sure if I was the original person asking this, but I have a Mac. Apple makes it very easy to do foreign languages. It works the same way Kwiziq does: That is,  Hold the letter key down for accent options.

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The iPad works the same way.. a pc simply machine guns out the letter

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