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Accents in Thunderbird

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How do I insert accents in Thunderbird as I'm composing an email? Some text editing software uses things like Cntrl+: as a precursor to a vowel to give an umlaut over the vowel.

It doesn't work in Thunderbird. (nor here!)

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The W10 symbols menu is also available from Windowskey+. (period). ŭăćėéñäë

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In the 'Write' window

  • Insert > Characters & Symbols
  • Choose the category eg: 'accent lowercase'
  • choose the letter eg: a
  • Choose character eg: à
  • click on 'Insert'
  • click on 'Close'
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The W10 symbols menu is also available from Windowskey+. (period). ŭăćėéñäë

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Thank you both. I had seen the Toad_Hall answer but it is very tedious compared to the keyboard on my smart phone or the trick using punctuation marks as in TextPad. I was hoping someone would have ported that into an add-on. With the W10 method from sfhowes, I soon created a useful 'most recent' selection though I haven't found the German 'ss' (Beta) in the same sector. Thanks. Mike.

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ß is in the S section (see picture).