Special Letters/ Making Accented Letters

Have you ever been in the language lessons and didn’t know how to accent a certain word? Well, then have you tried role playing and people couldn’t tell what you mean because of the accent is missing? How about trying the self tests in the language workbooks, and getting answers wrong because the accent wasn’t there? Or how about trying to write Gúthwinë or Eärrámë in the Books Forum?

Well, here’s the guide for YOU!

Making accents on a PC

To make accents on a PC, you should follow these simple rules:

1. hold down the alt key
2. while holding the alt key, type in these numbers
3. After typing in the numbers (should still be holding alt), now release the alt key
4. Voila! You have an accented letter*

1. ë (alt+0235)
2. è (alt+0232)
3. ê (alt+0234)
4. é (alt+0233)
5. ì (alt+0236)
6. í (alt+0237)
7. î (alt+0238)
8. ï (alt+0239)
9. ù (alt+0249)
10. ú (alt+0250)
11. û (alt+0251)
12. ü (alt+0253)
13. ò (alt+0242)
14. ó (alt+0243)
15. ö (alt+0246)
16. ô (alt+0244)
17. á (alt+0225)
18. â (alt+0226)
19. ä (alt+0228)
20. à (alt+0224)

21. À (alt+0192)
22. Á (alt+0193)
23. Â (alt+0194)
24. Ä (alt+0196)
25. È (alt+0200)
26. É (alt+0201)
27. Ê (alt+0202)
28. Ë (alt+0203)
29. Ì (alt+0204)
30. Í (alt+0205)
31. Î (alt+0206)
32. Ï (alt+0207)
33. Ò (alt+0210)
34. Ó (alt+0211)
35. Ô (alt+0212)
36. Ö (alt+0214)
37. Ù (alt+0217)
38. Ú (alt+0218)
39. Û (alt+0219)
40. Ü (alt+0220)

Making accents on a Mac

– à, è, ì, ò, ù (hold option & ~ key, then press letter)
– á, é, í, ó, ú (hold option & “e”, then press letter)
– â, ê, î, ô, û (hold option & “i”, then press letter)
– ä, ë, ï, ö, ü (hold option & “u”, then press letter)

– À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù (hold option & ~ key, then hold shift and letter)
– Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú (hold option & “e”, then hold shift and letter)
– Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û (hold option & “i”, then hold shift and letter)
– Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü (hold option & “u”, then hold shift and letter)

*If some of these PC codes are wrong, they might just work with some computers. For a more accurate result, if you have Microsoft Word, go to “insert”, then “symbol”. You should then get a list off all the symbols your computer has to offer including all of the shortcut keys and combinations.

Authors: Náredhil and Anarril