Making Accents with MACs and PCs



Making accents and some other extended ascii characters on lower-case letters with a MAC

      alt "e" + vowel = á, é, í, ó, ú
      alt "`" + vowel = à, è, ì, ò,ù
      alt "i" + vowel = ê, â, î, ô, û
      alt "u" + vowel = ä, ë, ï, ö, ü
      alt "c" = ç
      alt "a" = å
      alt "o" = ø
      alt "q" =
      alt "'" = æ
      alt "s" = ß
      alt shift + "?" = ¿
      alt "1" = ¡
      alt "n" + n = ñ

another explnation?

       http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codemac.html





Making accents with a PC

Use the "US-International" keyboard option in all Windows operating systems  Here are "how to" explanations

      http://www.cortland.edu/icc/KEYBOARD.HTML


How to use the United States-International keyboard layout in Windows 7, in Windows Vista, and in Windows XP

       http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306560


Non-English Keyboards - Windows XP

        http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/keyboards/winkey.html






All right! So the guy who installed Windows for you did not install all those great keyboards. You still have other tools for making accented letters. You can use three-digit alt codes for Windows: (CAUTION: "Num lock" MUST be ON):

        http://facweb.furman.edu/~pecoy/mfl195/accents.htm


or if you want to learn everything about making accents, including four-digit alt codes for Windows, you can go to the following sites:

        http://www.starr.net/is/type/altnum.htm


Here is an explanation of the Character Map Utility for Windows XP and Vista:

        http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/charmap.html


How about those problematic GERMAN Letters?

        http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/bylanguage/german.html


How do I get letters with accent marks in Microsoft word?

        http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000657.htm




Now that you have mastered the art of producing accented letters directly in any interface, here are the codes for these in HTML:

        Special HTML Characters - Otherwise known as iso8859-1
        http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/html/tagpages/text.htm



TennesseeBob Peckham
Director, The Globe-Gate Project
Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages
University of Tennessee-Martin
bobp@utm.edu


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