Do you use Word? If so, up at the top click Insert then Symbol. You'll see
a grid with lots of letters with accent marks, as well as Greek letters and
so on. (If you see other symbols instead, choose the font you're working
with from the pull-down list in this window.) Click the one you want to
insert it in the word you're writing. Another trick I've learned: Word will
more than likely tell you the word is spelled wrong. Right click on the
word, then save it to the dictionary. And then, type it without the
diacritical marks, This time, right click on the word, choose auto-correct,
and choose the word you just put in the dictionary. Now when I type "Eowyn"
it automatically corrects it and adds the accent. Cool!
I don't know about WordPerfect or any other word processors, but you might
try looking for a similar "insert symbol" tool if you use some other
From: Mari Dole [mailto:madole@...
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2002 11:32 AM
Subject: [mythsoc] Accent Marks
I realize this may be considered off topic, but I promise it isn't. I am
currently having a wonderful time taking Helge Fauskanger's online
Quenya course. If, in the future, I decide to try my hand at composing
in that lovely language, I need to know how to write accent marks on the
computer. I have looked at the keyboard with my screen reader's
"keyboard help" feature, but can find only the grave (spelling) accent.
Can someone tell me how the others, such as acute, circumflex, etc. are
made on the computer? You are welcome to write me off list to avoid
clutter. Thank you very much.
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