I am not sure I fully understand what you mean. Are you suggesting that you'd like a spell-checker which does not squiggle words that are not correctly accented because you consider that these accents are superfluous? If this is what you are looking for, I guess I'll have to disappoint you since the omission of accents is considered as a mistake, indeed, and accents are never superfluous. Accents are important in French and in many other languages because they both reflect the pronunciation of a word and also enable you to select the correct sense of a word.
For a summary of the rules for when to use an accent mark in Spanish, go here.
Please get in the habit of using the computer to type accent marks and do it as you type. This is much easier and more porfessional than going back over a document and adding the marks afterwards. All word processors are capable of doing proper accent marks in Spanish.
Almost all printers are capable of printing them. If you have a printer that will not do it, use one of the Computer Labs on campus to print your compositions. Below are some instructions that might help. You will only need to do this process once; your word processor will remember how you have set up these special characters.
The best option is to install a Spanish Keyboard in Windows. This will allow you to use accent marks in ANY program on the computer, including the desktop, file names, graphics and word processing. The layout on a Spanish Keyboard is different that is, many symbols are in different places than they are on the English Keyboard.
Any one will do, but I suggest "Spanish International Sort " which will alphabetize lists the correct modern way. Under the language name you will see "Keyboard" and "Other. Now perhaps after you restart your computer you will see a small square near your system tray the lower right row of icons on the task bar at the bottom of your screen in Windows.
Clicking on this little square or pressing the Ctrl and Shift keys at the same time will give you the option of toggling back and forth between any keyboards you have installed.
If you install a non-English keyboard the letters on your actual keyboard the hardware will not necessarily indicate what letter is actually typed. To type an accent mark on a Spanish Keyboard, hit the apostrophe followed by the vowel over which you want the mark. There is a very cool utility at http: This is not a solution for people who need to type regularly in Spanish there is not other formatting, no spell checker, etc.
Other languages besides Spanish can be found at http:Besides the above trick, you can also insert or add accent marks in Outlook email body with its build-in Symbol function.
1. Create a new email message, and click on the email body to activate the Insert tools. He has a French accent. Il a l’accent français. to speak with an accent parler avec un accent to speak with an Irish accent parler avec l’accent irlandais She speaks with a slight American accent.
Elle parle avec un léger accent américain. The Trick. The key to remembering all of these patterns is realising that it follows a regular scheme. Each accent type is associated with a letter it’s often used with in writing. It used wherever the pronunciation requires this sound, but the general rules would dictate otherwise if no accent were used.
Remember not to write “é” when the pronunciation is already established by the rules, most importantly the endings “-ez” (e.g. vous avez) and “-er” in infinitives (e.g. aimer). Aug 19, · The standard Latin letter e with the addition of the acute accent which indicates both modified sound and extended length.
Letter. Jan 09, · I am pressing Alt and e at the same time, letting go, then pressing the e again? Doing this i am not getting the accent. Did i misinterpret the post? thanks. (i am using CS version on windows) alt+ worked, but interesting to note that it only worked with the key number keys, not number.