To type accented letters and other symbols on Windows you can use the numeric codes listed below. These should work in any program.
How it works:
To type a lower case letter with an acute accent on it (á é í ó ú) you can:
Note: the combinations work with the Welsh (United Kingdom) keyboard layout.
You can also assign requently-used letters to particular key combinations.
Orthographic diacritics and multilingual computing
Typing International Accent Marks and Diacriticals
Free keyboard layout for typing many European languages and Japanese rōmaji
Character finder - a site where you can find out which accented letters or other characters are used in which language(s), and other useful information about characters, fonts and unicode: http://transliteration.eki.ee/
If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.
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