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This article explains three ways that you can type international characters that contain accents or other diacritical marks in Microsoft Word 2000.
Word provides a way to type international characters that contain a grave accent (`), acute accent ('), circumflex (^), umlaut (:), cedilla (,), ring (@), or tilde (~) directly from your keyboard.
NOTE: The characters provided in the parentheses immediately after the international character names are the keys that correspond to these international characters in the U.S. Keyboard layout.
For example, the following are some of the characters that you can type directly from your keyboard:
À à Á á Â â Ã ã Ä ä Å å Ç ç È è É é Ê ê Ë ë Ì ì Í í Î î Ï ï Ñ ñ Ô ô Ö ö Ü ü
For more information about how to insert other international characters by using a shortcut key, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type accented characters in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
For more information about how to type international characters by using a non-U.S. keyboard layout, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type AltGr in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
The Microsoft Visual Keyboard is useful when you have only one physical keyboard and need to locate the character keys for multiple languages. You can enter data with either the mouse or the keyboard while the Visual Keyboard has focus.
For additional information about the Microsoft Visual Keyboard and how to obtain it, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241125/EN-US/ )WD2000: General Information about the Microsoft Visual Keyboard