How to Type Accents?

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Superficially, an accent is a subordinate of phonetics, typically a distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language, which is associated with a particular nation, location, or social class. It’s somewhat easy to speak an accent, but it isn’t that easy to type it.

So, many times, you would feel a need to type accents in your editor or at any other place. It becomes very difficult to do so without any prior knowledge of it. So, in this article, we will equip you with the knowledge of typing accents.

After going through this article, you will be aware of the things and processes required for typing an accent. So, let’s get started with the know-how of how to type accents?

How to Type Accents?

Method 1: Using codes.

This method will work if you are using a PC. All that you need to do is to press in the desired characters in a particular order. The general syntax goes as “Control + g, e” which means that you should have to press control and g simultaneously which is further followed by e.

For example, if you want to type this symbol “á” without quotes then you should consider using the following code: Ctrl + ‘, A. Remember that any symbol which is followed by a “+” sign needs to be pressed along with Control while the other symbols need to press in the mentioned order.

Apart from the example, here are few accents and their corresponding codes which you can consider using any further while typing those letters with accents.

í               Ctrl + ‘ , I
ó             Ctrl + ‘ , O
ú             Ctrl + ‘ , U
É              Ctrl + ‘ , Shift + E
ñ             Ctrl + Shift + ~, N
Ñ             Ctrl + Shift + ~, Shift + N
ü             Ctrl + Shift + : , U

If you are using a Mac OS then, you should consider going the following way. The procedure is pretty much the same as in the previous ones.

Here are few accents and their corresponding codes:

á              Option + E , A
é             Option + E , E
í               Option + E , I
ó             Option + E , O
ú             Option + E , U
É              Option + E , Shift + E
ñ             Option + N , N
Ñ             Option + N , Shift + N
ü             Option + U , U

Method 2: Install Language Specific Keyboard.

In Windows, you can consider installing a language-specific keyboard. In this section, we will show you how you can do so in a very docile manner.

Step #1: As the very first step of this method, you will have to click on the start button. Once you have got the start menu, then you have to navigate to the “Control Panel” and once found, you need to click on it.

This will open the control panel window for you, and if you’ve got this, then you are good to go to the next step.

Step #2: From the control panel window which has appeared due to your activity in the previous step, you need to locate for “Change keyboards or other input methods” link which is positioned under the “Clock, Language, and Region” link.

Once found, you are required to click on it. This will open a window for you, and further activity is discussed in the next step.

Step #3: After successfully completing step #2, you will see a window titled “Region and Language”. Now, you need to click on the “Change Keyboards” tab. This will open another window titled “Text services and input languages”.

For further instructions, you will have to head towards the next step.

Step #4: Under the “General” tab, you will see a section named “Change Keyboards”. You will see section names as “Default Input Language”. If your desired language is located in that section, then you should select it and if it is not then you should consider locating for the Add tab and then select the desired language from the available ones.

Once you are done with that, then you can click on Apply and then OK.

This will add the desired keyboard for you, and now you can type your accent using that. You can easily switch between the languages as a tab will appear at the taskbar.

How to Type Accents in Word?

This section deals with the method for adding accents  Word document. So, if you are searching for something same, then you are in the right section. We will tell you how you type accents in the word. So, let’s get started:

Step #1: In this very first step of this section, you will have to open Microsoft Word. To do so, you will need to click on the start button and type Microsoft Word and click on the corresponding related word. This will open the word for you.

Step #2: From the uppermost bar, you need to click on the “Insert” tab. Now, once you are in the insert section, you will see different options. As the last option, you may be able to see an option as “Symbol”.

Clicking on it will open a drop-down menu for you from which you can select the desired symbol.

Moreover, if you wish to have access to more symbols, then you can consider clicking on the “More Symbols” link which is at the bottom of the drop-down menu. Now, all that you have to do is to select your desired symbol and click on “Insert”. This will insert the symbol for you.

Let’s Wrap It Up.

This let’s wrap it up section brings us to the end of this tutorial cum guide on “How to type accents? Or maybe How to do accents?” We hope that we were efficient enough to satisfy your curiosity about this topic.

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