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There seems to be no port of the iPhone/Android feature that displays a list of accented characters:

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Currently, even using the right keyboard layout, users either have to use the ALT key to enter the right ANSI code (eg. É = ALT + 0201), or limit themselves to applications (Word, etc.) that performs auto-correction.

As a result, people often type without using those accented characters when they really should.

Is there really no utility available that works the same way?

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Win+R Charmap – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 28 '13 at 11:53
Not as easy to use as an IME for Far-East languages, which provide an in-place solution: – OverTheRainbow Oct 29 '13 at 10:56

Character Map, its under Accessories somewhere, or un "charmap" from Run. Its been in windows for about 20 years (Since windows 3.0, at least). I use it for scientific symbols.

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It's nowhere as fast and easy to use as Android. Charmap is only good if you don't need to use European languages on a daily basis. – OverTheRainbow Oct 28 '13 at 13:06

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