Typing accented vowels:french/spanish/etc in Unicode

Asked by Jose D De Moya

Is there a way to type accented vowels using the numbers ascribed to accented vowels ("stressed") and other specials characters in foreign languages by using a combination of a key plus the Unicode numbers? Example: in Windows and using the ASCII table you get the letter "é" by pressing and holding ALT and typing the numbers 130. Is that possible using Unicode numbers? Thanks.

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delance (olivier-delance) said :


I have not the answer, but a workaround. I am a french (francès, français) in England who is learning Spanish.
So I have to master 3 languages.
I bought a US keyboard, and use US international layout, which allow me to use all dead keys for accent, and AltGr and Shift+AltGr for other characters. Which is what am I doing now!

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delance (olivier-delance) said :

Another solution I just tried is to define a Compose key in Keyboard Layout, and to get characters via three keys like:
Compose then " ' " then " e ", to get "é".
As Compose key I tried CapsLock which I never use, but you can use Menu, WindowsLogo left or right.
I continue to search for UNICODE.

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Jose D De Moya (jdemoya-maysvilleky) said :

Delance, thanks so much. Your second solution is what I am using now and using the same key, CapsLock, for the same reasons. Thanks for your help. Muchas gracias.

God bless,


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Best Trygve Vea (trygve-vea-gmail) said :

This varies alot from application to application / environment to environment.

I recommend this article on Wikipedia for a list of some ways to do this:


Regards, Trygve

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Jose D De Moya (jdemoya-maysvilleky) said :

Trygve, thanks a bunch. That takes care of it.

God bless,