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Sid Mayer
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In responding to a post by one of our members from Portugal, I realized that I could not address him by name. The reason is that his name contains a letter with an accent mark above it.

I tried to search for an explanation of how to produce such characters for use in this forum. Nothing showed up. Maybe I didn't think of the right search terms.

I couldn't find this information in F.A.Q. either.

So, could someone take a few minutes to explain how?

Thanks,

Sid
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Alex W.
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If you are using Windows, click Start, Run..., and type "charmap" (no quotes) and click OK.

Hope this helps!

BTW, this is how to say "Café": for the "é" hold down alt and on the number pad type 1-3-0.
Gene
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The easiest way? Highlight, copy and paste. If you don't know those shortcuts - you should learn them! They're invaluable to me when coding. Smile
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Mary B.
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Dancin carrot, you don't need to do that to write the word Café here. I added that word without the accent mark to the "bad words" list, and it is automatically replaced with Café with the accent mark. But thank you for posting the shortcut - I need to learn those as well!
Alex W.
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Darn, I've been over-complicating again...
wayman
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You dont need the codes

just use "Ctrl+Alt" and the letter you want to accent.

Ctrl+Alt + a e i o u = á é í ó ú
Ctrl+Alt+Shift + a e i o u = Á É Í Ó Ú
Sid Mayer
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Thank you all for your advice.
Dancin' Carrot's best suits my needs. I was aware of ascii codes but didn't realize (stupid me) that they would work here.

Regards,

Sid
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