Language - French symbols
Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:02 PM
Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:44 PM
The are a lot of codes to type french symbols. Check this page out http://french.about....typeaccents.htm
For example, assuming she uses windows (you said she has and IBM so most likely)- to type the accented e, Open Wordpad (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Wordpad). Then hold down ctrl and press the apostrophe symbol. (Ctrl + ') then let go and type the letter e. If it's a capitol use shift + e as you normally would.
The annoying thing with this method is it only works with some programs, like Wordpad or Microsoft Office. To type it on an email for example, I would have to type out my message on wordpad, and then copy and paste it to the email.
Pretty sure there are some programs that do it for you. I'll look around and keep you posted.
Hope this helps!
Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:47 PM
Hope that helps!
Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:39 AM
Posted 02 June 2009 - 05:15 PM
Hmm, the alt symbols should work.. They actually work here, as I'm posting this message, so you wouldn't have to copy and paste from something else. This is the chart I'd use. You just hold down alt, and then press the four number sequence. Alt is held down the entire sequence, and once you let go of alt it will display your character.
Accent Grave à 0224 À 0192 è 0232 È 0200 ù 0249 Ù 0217 Accent Aigu é 0233 É 0201 Accent Circonflexe â 0226 Â 0194 ê 0234 Ê 0202 î 0238 Î 0206 ô 0244 Ô 0212 û 0251 Û 0219 Tréma ë 0235 Ë 0203 ï 0239 Ï 0207 ü 0252 Ü 0220 Cédille ç 0231 Ç 0199 Guillemets « 0171 » 0187
Ah, FYI. The alt + numbers only works with a number pad. Not the number line above the letters. Some keyboards don't have a square number pad on the right. If yours does, those are the alt + numbers to use.
Another option -
Navigate through to : Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map
This will have a ENORMOUS list of characters, including those french ones. To add one when your writing, double click the character, or multiple ones, then copy it with the button or ctrl + c. Paste it to your document or email.
Another option -
This one could be tricky. Just testing here, but if you wanted, you could make your keyboard layout as of a french one. Your keyboard wouldn't say the correct things, so you'd have to memorize it...(or a little permanent marker..)
To try this navigate to:
Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Keyboards and language tab > Change keyboards. (Could be a little different - I'm on vista, don't know what OS your on..)
Add a new keyboard - (I chose French (Canada) > Keyboard > Canadian French, there are loads to choose from) when checked and added, underneath where it says Default input language, the dropdown menu will have added whichever one you chose. A little option came up on the taskbar - Don`t know if it will on whichever operating system you are on. Now, my forward slash key is é and .. looks like that`s it. Maybe the regular french board type is better.
To look at the keyboard layout, back at the keyboard setup, you can double click the keyboard you chose on the tree.
Hm, that option is a little confusing..
If you have any more questions, don`t be afraid to ask. I`m learning new things here as well
Edited by OpenOutcome, 02 June 2009 - 05:16 PM.
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