Write in French

Useful WinCompose sequences to write in French, including proper typography symbols.

« Dès Noël où un zéphyr haï me vêt de glaçons würmiens je dîne d’exquis rôtis de bœuf au kir à l’aÿ d’âge mûr — et cætera ! »

Diacritics

Character Sequence Examples
é
É
e '
E ‘
café, thé
à
À
a `
A `
là, voilà
è
È
e `
E `
pièce, frère
ù
Ù
u `
U `
â
Â
a ^
A ^
pâte, crâne
ê
Ê
e ^
E ^
bête, forêt
î
Î
i ^
I ^
dîner, île
ô
Ô
o ^
O ^
rôti, icône
û
Û
u ^
U ^
goût, crû
ë
Ë
e “
E “
Noël
ï
Ï
i “
I “
naïf
ü
Ü
u “
U “
cigüe
ÿ
Ÿ
y “
Y “
Haÿ, Louÿs
ç
Ç
c ,
C ,
ça, maçon

Ligatures

Character Sequence Examples
æ a e cæcum, ex æquo
œ o e cœur, œuf

Typography and symbols

Character Sequence Description
«
»
< <
> >
French opening and closing quotation marks
‘ < Recommended character for typographically correct apostrophes

” <
” >
English quotes, sometimes for nested quotations
. . ellipsis
– – – em dash
– – . en dash
c = Euro symbol
© O C copyright sign
® O R registered trademark sign
T M trademark sign

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