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How do you add an accent mark?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 13, 2009 Mar 13, 2009

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I'm working in Illustrator and the text I am using requires an accent mark...think at the end of the word touche....it's not a comma or apostrophe it needs to be an accent mark. Is there keystroke combo out there to produce this?
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Community Expert , Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

Assuming you have an extended keyboard, hold down the Alt key, type the following numbers on the number keypad, then let go of the Alt key:

á: 0225

Á" 0193

 

This will work in any Windows program. For other accent marks, see:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/keyboard-shortcuts-to-add-language-accent-marks-in-word-3801b103-6a8d-42a5-b8ba-fdc3774cfc76

Good page to bookmark.

 

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LEGEND ,
Mar 13, 2009 Mar 13, 2009

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Option e, then the e. Not sure about other letters.

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New Here ,
Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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I want the accent markk to go the other way. è. like this can't make it happen in PP

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Community Expert ,
Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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By PP, I assume you mean Premiere Pro?

This is an Illustrator forum--you may want to post in the Premiere forum.

However, one would need to know what OS you are using: Mac or Windows. Mac has the Character Viewer and Windows has the Character Map. 

 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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On a Mac, either hold Option+grave (the tilde key at top left on the keyboard) then type "e",

or, if you are using a relatively current system, simply press down on the "e" key until the various accent options appear.

On Windows, there are several ways depending on what keyboard you are using. The two easiest ways are to open up the virtual keyboard from the Task Bar (right click and select "Show touch keyboard"), once open, press down the key of the letter you want until the accent options appear.

or, You can use ALT codes if you have a numeric keypad. Accent grave is ALT+0232 on a numerical keypad.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 13, 2009 Mar 13, 2009

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Genie,

For all keyboard combinations and special characters use the Keyboard viewer on your mac. It can be viewed by clicking the "show input menu in the menu bar" check box in your international system preferences. You will then see a icon for it in the top right of the finder near or beside the clock. Click on that and choose "show keyboard viewer". This will bring up the viewer and you can then use your option, command and control keys in combination with all characters on the keyboard to get lots of good stuff. :-)

Jeff

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Dec 30, 2021 Dec 30, 2021

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how do you do it on Windows, though? not everyone uses a Mac. I've got a PC. I dont have an option key. Nor do i think this thing has a keyboard viewer like that. I'm trying to add the Acute to an a in Premiere Pro. I dont see any glyphs window, or any way on the text tab to add these flourishes. I would appreciate the help.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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"Option" and "alt" are the same, it depends on how old your keyboard is. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Option_key

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Community Expert ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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>>"Option" and "alt" are the same, it depends on how old your keyboard is. 

But the Mac KB shortcut does not do the same thing on Windows. The Alt/Opt keys are functionally the same for keyboard commands but not typing. 

 

For clarity:

Windows keyboards have only an Alt key.

Mac keyboards have an Option key and some, but not all, have Alt in tiny letters on the Option key.

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New Here ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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No I know that the option and alt keys are the same, but Premiere Pro does not have the same controls as Illustrator. I have tried the keystroke combinations mentioned above for Mac, and indeed they do work in my Illustrator, but I cannot find out how to put the symbol in my last line of text in my short video. I have no char map within pro that I can see, so thats why I was asking how to do it from premiere on a windows pc. Ive got a pretty good handle on Adobe normally, and can navigate the controls pretty well. But this isn't something I normally use - the American English language doesnt use that symbol. Its use is a specific request from my client. My equipment and keyboard are all pretty new. Ive replaced my old equipment over the past 6 months or so, so its not outdated equip or apps.

 

My question was which key combination do I use in order to place the Acute symbol on an A within premiere pro on a Windows PC? All of the instructions I can find are not only for Mac, but for other programs. I cant find the char map, there are no glyphs that I could find either.I know the controls well enough, I'm just missing something here that should be obvious.  I'm primarily an illustrator/vector artist, and am not as comfortable with Pro as I should be. Thanks so much for the help.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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>>No I know that the option and alt keys are the same,

If you look at the text I quoted [>>] you will see I was not responding to you but to another post.

 

>>...but Premiere Pro does not have the same controls as Illustrator.

This is, of course, an Illustrator forum so I'm sure you can understand everyone's confusion. 

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New Here ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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Yes I know this. My point was that the keystroke combination does not work
on a Windows PC. The option-whatever, to get the Acute symbol, doesnt work.
And I'm trying to use Premiere Pro, not Illustrator. I would appreciate it
if you could help me by giving me the keystroke combination to add Acute
within Premiere Pro. I could understand how to get it on in Illustrator
with the given help, but I tried them for the program I am using and they
are not relevant to the controls as far as I can see.
Thanks so much.

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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LEGEND ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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E acute (é) is a standard character in almost all the fonts you use. Just use Character Map to either insert the character, or tell you the shortcut. 

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New Here ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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there was no alternate for A in this font. I looked at the different options for all the vowels in the font. I cannot find glyphs in premiere pro either. And if there is a char map in the program, I am completely missing it. I already looked for those things. I am pretty familiar with adobe - I've worked with it on a daily basis for almost a decade now. But I am primarily a 2d/vector/illustration artist, doing video graphics for someone i know as a favor even though its not what I do normally, and I'm not as familiar with Premiere Pro as I should be, or want to be. I'm missing something simple I know it, but I cant see it. I would appreciate some detailed help. I know my way around the program well enough to understand it.

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New Here ,
Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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and im not looking for E. I need an A.

so its a little bit harder to find, I think. Its not in this font anyways. Not in any of the fonts the person wants me to use.

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Dec 31, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

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In old days of typing we used to use a’ that was kerned, for lack of other mark, most "pro" fonts have accented glyps, but yes there are fonts that do not have full character sets for all languages.

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hey thats a good idea! it's just a single A. I dont have to use it repeatedly. So I can probably wiggle it around and make it look good. Thanks for the tip.

 

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Assuming you have an extended keyboard, hold down the Alt key, type the following numbers on the number keypad, then let go of the Alt key:

á: 0225

Á" 0193

 

This will work in any Windows program. For other accent marks, see:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/keyboard-shortcuts-to-add-language-accent-marks-in-word-3...

Good page to bookmark.

 

David Creamer: Community Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Oct 15, 2022 Oct 15, 2022

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Creamer Training answered this question correctly, and it worked for me on my Windows keyboard. Thanks.

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Nov 01, 2022 Nov 01, 2022

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Hello, this only works with a numeric keypad. Any idea how this should work in laptops without a separate numeric keypad?

 


 

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Nov 01, 2022 Nov 01, 2022

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Hello, this only works with a numeric keypad. Any idea how this should work in laptops without a separate numeric keypad?


By @WernerHeisenberg

 

Correct--that's why my post specified "on the number keypad".

You can use the Character Map program instead. 

You can google it and try some of the suggestions. I googled "how to type in alt characters without a numeric keypad" and there were lots of things to try.

 

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Nov 01, 2022 Nov 01, 2022

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Thanks for now I couldn't find Xhat/carret symbol in charmap but working it out with X bar symbol!  

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LEGEND ,
Nov 01, 2022 Nov 01, 2022

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No numeric keypad on Windows PC?

1. Character Map

2. you can get a plug-in USB keyboard for next to nothing

3. if you're really brave buy a keyboard for the language you want to type. Beware: French keyboards are AZERTY not QWERTY!

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LEGEND ,
Mar 13, 2009 Mar 13, 2009

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If you still don't find what you are looking for, open Glyphs and you will see all available characters in the font you are using.

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