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