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Everything's in the question. I have an iMac running Snow Leopard with a US Apple keyboard, and I've installed Windows 7 (english) with boot camp. I need to be able to type French accents but I don't really anyway to do it.
I tried the way I did on Snow Leopard with the ALT + E and E for instance to make an e acute and even the Windows way with ALT + 1 3 0 but no luck.

Any of you have something to suggest to me?


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What's your Windows keyboard layout? The fact that some glyph is or isn't printed on a plastic part means nothing to your operating system. – Daniel Beck Dec 20 '10 at 20:08
French Accents... US Apple keyboard... Windows 7 and Boot camp? Huh... that's F**kin' a lot! wow! :) – r0ca Dec 20 '10 at 20:14
@Daniel: US keyboard as described in my message, but not a "standard" one, the US keyboard provided with an iMac by Apple. I do know but I hoped the Apple or Windows keyboard combinations would woek but none of them did as I explained before. – Nicolas Dec 20 '10 at 20:48
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Alt codes only work on the numeric keypad, which you probably lack.

Try the international keyboard. I use the same thing for German umlauts in my virtual machines. Only downside is, it drives me crazy if all I want to do is type double quotation marks.

Another option is creating a custom keyboard layout using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. I used that in 2008(ish) when I connected my wired UK Apple keyboard to a Windows machine and had to be able to type umlauts. It was quite easy to define Alt-u as ü etc. It can even load one of the existing layouts you can use as a base to make your (few) modifications.

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Both of your solutions sound good, I'll give them a try and keep you updated, thanks for the help :) – Nicolas Dec 20 '10 at 21:09
Then keyboard layout generator is just awesome, thanks for the tip ;) – Nicolas Dec 20 '10 at 21:52

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