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
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
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
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