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  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

French Symbol

French alphabet consists of a set of different characters which are not used in English one. There are 5 French accents: the cédille Ç, the acute accent é, the accent circumflex â, ê, î, ô, û, the accent grave à, è, ù, and the accent tréma ë, ï, ü. These small, yet significant symbols indicate pronunciation, including emphasis.

The acute accent denotes the sound /e/; it is used in modern French if there is a combination of e and a constant letter. Grave accent is used to differentiate homophones. Circumflex represents the sounds /ɑ/, /ɛ/ and /o/. Diaeresis points out that a vowel should be pronounced separately from the one coming after.

How to use and type French symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.

Table of Symbols and Codes

Symbol Title / Description Code / HTML Code
Ü Uppercase Accent Trema (U) 220
ë Lowercase Accent Trema (e) 235
Ë Uppercase Accent Trema (E) 203
ü Lowercase Accent Trema (u) 252
ΠUppercase Ligature(OE) 140
 Uppercase Accent Circonflex (A) 194
È Uppercase Accent Grave (E) 200
é Lowercase Accent Aigu (e) 233
À Uppercase Accent Grave (A) 192
û Lowercase Accent Circonflex (u) 251 251
ç Lowercase Cedilla (c) 231
â Lowercase Accent Circonflex (a) 226
è Lowercase Accent Grave (e) 232
Ê Uppercase Accent Circonflex (E) 202
ï Lowercase Accent Trema (i) 239
Ù Uppercase Accent Grave (U) 217
Û Uppercase Accent Circonflex (U) 219
Ä Uppercase Accent Trema (A) 196
à Lowercase Accent Grave (a) 224
Ï Uppercase Accent Trema (I) 207
Ç Uppercase Cedilla (C) 199
ê Lowercase Accent Circonflex (e) 234
Ô Uppercase Accent Circonflex (O) 212
É Uppercase Accent Aigu (E) 201
Î Uppercase Accent Circonflex (I) 206
ù Lowercase Accent Grave (a) 249 249
ô Lowercase Accent Circonflex (o) 244
î Lowercase Accent Circonflex (i) 238
ä Lowercase Accent Trema (a) 228
œ Lowercase Ligature(oe) 156
Æ Uppercase Ligature(AE) 198
æ Lowercase Ligature(ae) 230