Keyboard shortcuts for German and French characters

Here is a small selection of useful keyboard shortcuts for characters that we commonly use in translating from English into French and German.

SymbolWindowsMac
Alt + 0132Alt + Shift + W
Alt + 0147Alt + [
Alt + 0130Use comma
Alt + 0145Alt + ]
«Alt + 0171Option + \
»Alt + 0187Option + Shift + \
Alt + 0139Alt + Shift + 3
Alt + 0155Alt + Shift + 4
Alt + 0133Alt + ;
Alt + 0150Shift + -
Alt + 0128Alt + 2
ÄAlt + 142Alt + U, followed by A
äAlt + 132Alt + U, followed by a
ÂAlt + 0194Alt + I, followed by A
âAlt + 131Alt + I, followed by a
ÀAlt + 0192Alt + `, followed by A
àAlt + 133Alt + `, followed by a
ÊAlt + 0202Alt + I, followed by E
êAlt + 136Alt + I, followed by e
ÈAlt + 0200Alt + `, followed by E
èAlt + 138Alt + `, followed by e
ÉAlt +0201Alt + E, followed by E
éAlt + 130Alt + E, followed by e
ËAlt + 0203Alt + U, followed by E
ëAlt + 137Alt + U, followed by e
ÎAlt + 0206Alt + I, followed by I
îAlt + 140Alt + I, followed by i
ÏAlt + 0207Alt + U, followed by I
ïAlt + 139Alt + U, followed by i
ŸAlt + 0159Alt + U, followed by Y
ÿAlt + 0255Alt + U, followed by y
ÖAlt + 153Alt + U, followed by O
öAlt + 148Alt + U, followed by o
ŒAlt + 0140Alt + Q
œAlt + 0156Alt + q
ÛAlt + 0219Alt + I, followed by U
ûAlt +0251Alt + I, followed by u
ÜAlt + 154Alt + U, followed by U
üAlt + 129Alt + U, followed by u
ÙAlt + 0217Alt + `, followed by U
ùAlt + 0249Alt + `, followed by u
ÇAlt + 0199Alt + C
çAlt + 0231Alt + c
ÑAlt + 165Alt + N, followed by n
ñAlt + 164Alt + N, followed by N

You can find more comprehensive lists on sites like Alt-Code and FS Symbols.

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