How to put accent over text?

Greetings Friends,

I have been working on keyboards for over 50 years and never in all that time did I have to accentuate a letter of text... The character I wish to use is like a 'forward slash' in miniature which goes directly over the letter to be accentuated. Irish experts will know it as the 'fada'.
Much thanks in anticipation.


  Pine Man 18:25 15 Apr 08

Symbols in Microsoft Word has all sorts of letters with all sorts of marks above them just waiting to be 'inserted'.

  PO79 18:37 15 Apr 08

AltGr key and vowel, dont know about consonants

  Woolwell 18:37 15 Apr 08

Try holding down Alt Gr and the letter you want.

  Woolwell 18:39 15 Apr 08

PO79 got it right - the method only works with vowels.

  blanco 18:39 15 Apr 08

If it's just the acute accent over the e you want as é then you just have to to hold Ctrl + Alt and type e.

For others you'll have to search for symbols.

  bluto1 18:45 15 Apr 08


  Miros 18:51 15 Apr 08

You should find all you want here

  Technotiger 18:55 15 Apr 08

Or you could go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map

for accents and more.

Many thanks folks. I never cease to marvel at
how helpful forumites are with answering problems.
It will probably be another 50 years (?) before I have to use the accentution again.

Much thanks.

  Technotiger 19:11 15 Apr 08

That's alright, we will probably still be here .... LoL

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