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Typing French Accents - Windows: Canadian French keyboard
French Canadian keyboard

French Canadian keyboard

The layout of this keyboard is similar to QWERTY, making it somewhat simpler if that is what you are used to (though I still believe that the international keyboard is better).

Typing accents on the Canadian French keyboard is fairly simple:
  • To type an acute accent (é), type ´ (next to the right-hand shift key) and then e
  • To type a grave accent (à, è, ù), type ' (apostrophe / single quote) then the vowel
  • The circumflex ˆ and tréma ¨ are in the upper-right corner, side by side next to the enter key
  • For ç, type ¸ (left of "enter") and then c

In order to use the Canadian French keyboard to type French accents, you need to select that keyboard layout.
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