- Voila: learn how and when to use a serious accent
- Typing a serious accent on a Mac
- Serious accent on Windows
- Severe accent in HTML
- Grave on iOS and Android mobile devices
- Tips for working with serious accents
- other diacritics
Voila: learn how and when to use a serious accent
The serious accent mark is rarely used in English, but when you come across it, thank the French for giving me words like vis-a-vis, voilà, and piece de resistance. The grave accent is marked from left to right and appears over certain vowels in many languages, often to indicate a stressed vowel. In English, accent marks are used with the following upper- and lower-case vowels: À, à, È, è, Ì, ì, Ò, ò, Ù, and ù. You can put a sign of serious emphasis on the keyboard in several ways, depending on your platform.
Typing a serious accent on a Mac
There are several ways to type a serious accent on a Mac keyboard.
- Accent menu † On your Mac keyboard, press and hold the letter you want to use with an accent for a few seconds until a small menu appears with an accent and several accent options for the letter. Each option has a number below it that corresponds to a number key. Press the number on the keyboard that appears below the grave’s accent mark, or click the tag or tag number in the accent menu.
- key combination † The Mac keyboard has a grave key that must be used in conjunction with a vowel. Press and hold a key Option and key grave is simultaneously on the same key as the tilde (~). Release both keys and immediately type the letter to be accented to create lowercase letters with serious accents. For an uppercase version of a character, press the key Shift after you release the Option and grave keys and before typing the letter to hit.
- Menu Emoticons and Symbols † You can also create a grave and other diacritics from the menu Emoticons and Symbols on a Mac under Change in the menu bar. , Enter grave in the Emoji and Symbols search bar and select a grave accent to view a wide selection of grave accent characters.
Serious accent on Windows
If you have a numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard, use it to create serious accents with four-digit number codes. Click Num Lock at the top of the keyboard to enable it. Hold down a key alt , enter the corresponding four-digit numeric code on the numeric keypad to create characters with severe accents. For Windows, numeric codes for capital letters:
Alt + 0192 = A
Alt + 0200 =
Alt + 0204 =
Alt + 0210 =
Alt + 0217 =
For Windows, the lowercase numeric codes are:
Alt + 0224 = a
Alt + 0232 = è
Alt + 0236 = m
Alt + 0242 = X
Alt + 0249 =
The numeric keypad is a 17-key keyboard that is usually located on the right side of a standard PC keyboard. It can also be a separate device that connects to the computer. Press key Num Lock to enable or disable the numeric keypad.
If you don’t have a numeric keypad, this method won’t work, but you can copy and paste accented characters from the character table instead. In Windows 10, find the character map by clicking Get started † All programs † Default † System tools † Outline of letters. You can also join Map in the search box on the taskbar and select Overview of letters in the search results list.
Severe accent in HTML
To use a serious accent on a website, insert it into your HTML code by typing † (ampersand sign) followed by the letter ( A, E, I, O or you ), word grave than † (semicolon) with no spaces in between. For example, entering ` paste into the HTML.
Grave on iOS and Android mobile devices
Using the virtual keyboard on an iOS or Android mobile device, you can access characters with special accents, including the grave. Place the cursor in an application that supports text. Press and hold a key A † E † l † O or you † on the virtual keyboard to open a window with different accent options for that letter. Swipe to the character with the grave, lift your finger to select it and paste it at the cursor location.
Tips for working with serious accents
In HTML, some heavily accented characters may appear smaller than the surrounding text. In this case, if necessary, increase the font for only these characters.
In Windows, do not use the numbers at the top of the keyboard to insert accented characters. Use the numeric keypad and make sure: Num Lock enabled.
Some programs have special keystrokes or menu items for creating diacritics, such as severe accents. If the general keystroke instructions provided here are not suitable for typing heavy accents in an application or program, see the application guide or help files.
Other diacritics are addressed in the same way as when typing a severe accent. acute accent (b); The cedilla, which is attached to the bottom of the letter, as in the word “façade”; emphasis on circles (ˆ); and an umlaut consisting of two dots above a letter, as in collaboration; available through keyboards. The tilde (~) has its own key on most keyboards.