Google Docs: How To Use Foreign Language Accents



On a MAC:


To type accents follow the steps described below:

1. Option-e → á, é, í, ó, ú

2. Option-` → à, è, ì, ò, ù

3. Option-u → ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ

4. Option-i → â, ê, î, ô, û

5. Option-n → ã, õ, ñ

6. Option-c  → ç

7. Option+ 1 → ¡Hola!

8. Option+ Shift + ? → ¿Que?


On a PC:

1. Install the international keyboard on your laptop

    Windows Vista and 7
    Windows XP

2. Learn to use the keyboard

The United States-International keyboard layout assigns new functions to the right ALT key (the ALT key on the right side of the keyboard). Use the right ALT key in combination with other keys to create extended characters.

The following table illustrates characters that you can create by using the combination of the right ALT key plus another key, as well as those that you can create by using the right ALT key plus the SHIFT key plus another key:

Key on United States keyboardCharacter Made with Right ALT+KeySHIFT+Right ALT+Key
1i¹
2²N/A
3³N/A
4¤£
5N/A
61/4N/A
71/2N/A
83/4N/A
9'N/A
0'N/A
-¥N/A
=×÷
QäÄ
WåÅ
EéÉ
R(r)N/A
TþÞ
YüÜ
UúÚ
IíÍ
OóÓ
PöÖ
[<<N/A
]>>N/A
\Not Sign¦
AáÁ
Sߧ
DðÐ
LøØ
;Pilcrow Sign°
'´¨
ZæÆ
C(c)¢
NñÑ
MµN/A
,çÇ
/¿N/A