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Mac with French Accent

Today I faced a problem when typing on mac – couldn’t find French accents.

Well, google, my best friend, and french.about.com solved the problem! Look, how easy it is to type French text on a mac!

To type accents on a Mac with the option key, hold down the option key while pressing the key(s) in bold in this list. For example, to type ê, hold the option key while typing i, then release both and type e. To type î, hold option, type i, release and type i again.

Note: In these instructions, “and” means to keep holding the option key and the first key listed while typing the second. “Then” means to release the option key and the first key before typing the second.

acute accent
é Hold option key and e then e

grave accent
àèù Hold option key and ` then ae, or u

ç Hold option key and c

âêîôû Hold option key and i then aeio, or u

ëïü Hold option key and u then ei, or u

oe ligature
œ Hold option key and q

French quotation marks
« Hold option key and \
» Hold option key and shift key and \

Euro symbol
Hold option key and shift key and 2

Didn’t know that ç has this funny name!)

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