Here is a list of French accent characters you can use when typing emails or documents in the French language.

To type French accents with ALT codes, hold down the ALT key, then on the numeric keypad type the three or four digits listed here. When you release the ALT key, the French accent character will appear.

It is easy to type French letters, just try it yourself.  Knowing when and where to use these special French accent letters might be a little trickier, that’s where a French teacher like myself might come in handy.

 

Capital Vowels

À

ALT+0192

Â

ALT+0194

Ä

ALT+0196

È

ALT+0200

É

ALT+0201

Ê

ALT+0202

Ë

ALT+0203

Î

ALT+0206

Ï

ALT+0207

Ô

ALT+0212

Œ

ALT+0140

Ù

ALT+0217

Û

ALT+0219

Ü

ALT+0220

Ÿ

ALT+0159
Lowercase Vowels

à

ALT+0224

â

ALT+0226

ä

ALT+0228

è

ALT+0232

é

ALT+0233

ê

ALT+0234

ë

ALT+0235

î

ALT+0238

ï

ALT+0239

ô

ALT+0244

œ

ALT+0156

ù

ALT+0249

û

ALT+0251

ü

ALT+0252

ÿ

ALT+0255
Consonants/Punctuation

Ç

ALT+0199 (caps)

ç

ALT+0231 (lower)

«

ALT+0171 (Left Angle Quote)

»

ALT+0187 (Right Angle Quote)

ALT+0128

Another way to type French accents on your laptop or desktop computer is to install the French keyboard, you can find that and the language bar under regional settings in Window control panel.

The language bar allows you to switch between the French and English keyboard easily.

Here is where you start: