My laptop has a US keyboard, and I need to write some French, with accents.
I know there's a painful way to do it with combinations of the alt key and
the ascii code alt-codes, but I was wondering if there was an easier way to do it.
PS: Since the question is closed (but the answers no great) I thought I'd add this addendum. Basically, you need to set the keyboard to US International and then you can do accents using
'a; see this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/97738
PS: Much much better solution: http://keyxpat.com.