Computer Basics

Special Characters

ASCII Character Sets
Shortcut Keys
Occasionally, we need to input specials characters into documents (characters like , , , ).  If you are someone that regularly types in foreign languages, you most probably have your keyboard set to that language.  For everyone else, this is how you could insert them easily. 

Example, since we live in a French province, we often have to type the French version of Montreal.  

Start by typing 'Montr' when the   is necessary, 
hold one of the keys on your keyboard, 
tap the ' (APOSTROPHE), let go of both keys,
then tap the letter e.  
The   would pop in and we would continue typing the al.  The end result = Montral

 

To insert

Do not type the +.  Release the key combination before using the italicized letter combination(s)

 

, , , ,

CTRL + ` (ACCENT GRAVE), the letter

, , , ,   CTRL + ` (ACCENT GRAVE), Shift + the letter  

, , , , ,

CTRL + ' (APOSTROPHE), the letter

, , , , ,   CTRL + ' (APOSTROPHE), Shift + the letter  

, , , ,

CTRL + SHIFT + ^ (CARET), the letter

, , , ,   CTRL + SHIFT + ^ (CARET), Shift + the letter  

, ,

CTRL +  SHIFT + ~  (TILDE), the letter

, ,   CTRL +  SHIFT + ~ (TILDE), Shift + the letter  

, , , , ,

CTRL + SHIFT + : (COLON), the letter

, , , , , Ÿ   CTRL + SHIFT + : (COLON), Shift + the letter  

,

CTRL + SHIFT + @, a

  CTRL + SHIFT + @, Shift + A  

,

CTRL + SHIFT + &, a

  CTRL + SHIFT + &, Shift + A  

œ, 

CTRL + SHIFT + &, o

Œ CTRL + SHIFT + &, Shift + O  

CTRL + , (COMMA),

CTRL + , (COMMA), Shift + C  

CTRL + ' (APOSTROPHE), d

CTRL + ' (APOSTROPHE), Shift + D  

CTRL + /, o

CTRL + /,Shift + O  

ALT + CTRL + SHIFT + ?

ALT + CTRL + SHIFT + !

CTRL + SHIFT + &, s

 

 

 

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