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iPad Smart Keyboard: French Accents/Ligatures

The following is the results of both blind googling and brute forcing the keyboard space. If this is incomplete, please let me know so that can be fixed.

Accent/Ligature How to type Example
é (acute) Alt-e entrée
è (grave) Alt-` fières
ï (umlat) Alt-u naïve
ç (cedelia) Alt-c français
œ (oe ligature) Alt-q œuf
û (circumflex) Alt-i hôtel
« (left quote) Alt-\ «salut!»
» (right quote) Alt-Shift-\ «salut!»

You can also type a forward facing accent on most arbitrary characters by typing it and then pressing Alt-Shift-e. Circumflêxes can be done postfix with Alt-Shift-i too. Thís dóesńt work on every letter, unfortunately. However it does work for enough of them. Not enough for Esperanto’s ĉu however.


This article was posted on 2019-05-10. Facts and circumstances may have changed since publication. Please contact me before jumping to conclusions if something seems wrong or unclear.