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Old 10-15-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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Diacritical Marks in Recipe Creation

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In French, the verb ettouffer
(can't figure out how to put the accent on the first e).
ALT 130 (need Num Lock on on the number keypad)

Here's a useful table: Accent Marks and Diacriticals, Alt Number Combinations, alt num, alt key

P.S. My Shrimp Étouffée has tomato paste in it.

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Old 10-15-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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ALT 130 (need Num Lock on on the number keypad)

Here's a useful table: Accent Marks and Diacriticals, Alt Number Combinations, alt num, alt key

P.S. My Shrimp Étouffée has tomato paste in it.
Took me several tries and lots of cussing to realize this does not work on a lap top that doesn't have a numberpad.
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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I have a MAC and I can put accent marks over the 'e' as follows:

Type the word until just before you type the accented e. e.g. saut
Next, hold down the alt/option key and type an e. This will put the accent mark in place.
Then type e again without using the space bar. This will put the e under the accent.


Note: using the alt/option key with the '0' (zero) key will give you a degree mark º
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:33 PM   #4
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Took me several tries and lots of cussing to realize this does not work on a lap top that doesn't have a numberpad.
Oh, dear, that's true. But you can copy and paste from the character map (if you use Windows). MAC has something similar - character viewer.
Character Map Windows XP
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:43 PM   #5
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just google the word without any accents, then copy one of the results with accents, i.e. saute v. sauté or Etouffee v. Étouffée
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:54 PM   #6
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Oh, dear, that's true. But you can copy and paste from the character map (if you use Windows). MAC has something similar - character viewer.
Character Map Windows XP
Yes, I have the Character Map in my Toolbar, now. I'm playing with creating a word document that I can just add frequently used words to and keep it handy on the desktop.
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:32 PM   #7
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It's also useful, if you're working in WORD, to set auto-correct entries for all the words you use with diacritical marks. I always remember how to do the é but can never remember jalapeño or façade. :)
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:31 PM   #8
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Alt+248=°
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:51 PM   #9
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You can also type some characters in html numeric code...

The degree sign is "ampersand-numberhash-1-7-6-semicolon" .... 12°

The code is 233 for the acute e diacritical, etc.
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