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Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/30/2014 04:15:35


NinjaNic 
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So I looked up to see how to make an e with an accent on it. It is ALT+0233 but it doesn't work on my laptop! In fact, none of the accents work! Is there another way to make them other than copy/paste?
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/30/2014 06:49:23


Mirror 
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It is probably that those 0233 are supposed to be typed on numpad and that is missing on most laptops. I'v tried on my and it worked. Numpad is simulated there with function key (in my case on Dell blue Fn key).

Or you can just add language/keyboard which has that accent you need.
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/30/2014 09:21:50


Green 
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If you have a numberpad on your laptop keyboard make sure number lock is ON.
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/30/2014 09:56:02


Min34 
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Do you mean you want this one: é?

Press ' and then press the E key. Why would you use an alt code for something that is on your keyboard and can be done within a few movements.
The key you need for this is the same key you use to get ë (using shift on the same key)
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/30/2014 11:03:17


The National Socialist
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No, he said accents... But the way he described it in our little chat room he wants

ñ
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/30/2014 11:36:08


Min34 
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ñ?

If you have a qwerty-keyboard it should be shift+ the key on the left of 1. Then you press the "n". Doesn`t work for an E though
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/30/2014 11:45:10


{rp} Wishing Gold
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Num. Lock - on.
Alt + 0241
on my compootah, at least.

I remeber being in a fizzle about this bloody tilde. So troublesome. A name-change to Señor ... someting I forget... was out of the question!

Edited 5/30/2014 11:46:36
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/30/2014 12:24:59


Muten Rōshi
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"Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer..."
Just type with bad english. They get the idea ;)
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/30/2014 12:47:42

kalira
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I've always had to use Ctrl to get the accented characters.

ñ = Ctrl + Shift + ` (the key to the left of the 1), release all those, type n.
é = Ctrl + ', release those, type e.
è = Ctrl + ` (key to left of 1), release, type e.
etc. -- basically Ctrl + whatever accent you want, then the letter you want it on.

Those don't always work, though, esp in forums -- this one doesn't seem to support it, for example -- but it was a lot easier for me when writing papers in another language to use the method above than to try to remember alt codes for all the accented characters.
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/31/2014 01:19:07


NinjaNic 
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So I've tried the things you described, but (none of them work) I guess I need a number pad then. :/

I appreciate the help though! Thanks.
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/31/2014 16:32:18


Green 
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é - AltGr + e
í - AltGr + i
ó - AltGr + o
ú - AltGr + u

These all should work with a 'standard' English qwerty keyboard. They should also work in forums etc.
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 5/31/2014 16:54:32


NinjaNic 
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I don't have an AltGr key, but thanks anyway.
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 6/3/2014 00:10:25


LustyTrucker 10:4
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What kind of laptop do you have?
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 6/3/2014 16:14:14


۞RoastedChicken۞
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Wha tae 'ell r u talkin bout sonny, mae scottish accent is fokin tip top on tae compoota. isnae?
Typing with accents doesn't work on my computer...: 6/5/2014 15:07:45


NinjaNic 
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Ah never mind, all, it works now that I have a number pad.
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