FRENCH Characters
See also: http://www.as.wvu.edu/mlastinger/keyboard/default.htm

Using the Alt key: Hold the Alt key and type the the numbers on the numeric key pad:

Alternate Key ASCI codes:  these tables allow you to type French accented characters on any Windows computer without special installation.  Since there are so many accented characters in French, the tables are progressive from critical to comprehensive.  On a regular Windows keyboard simply hold the Alt key and type the numbers.  On most laptops, hold the Alt key and the function key (usually blue) while typing the numbers on the embedded numeric keys (with the small blue numbers, the J = 1, for example).

Critical: the five  most often used:

130 138 135 128 133 151

Essential:  lowercase  (Except for , capitals in French  need no accents).

133 131 135 / 128 130
138 136 137 140
139 147 150 151

By accent:

Aigu: 130 Grave: 133, 138, 151
Cdille: 135 Circonflexe: 131, 136, 140, 147, 150

Useful: the above tables with ligatured "oe" and "OE" plus guillemets, with four digit codes in parentheses:

133 (0224) 131 (0226) 135 (0231) 130 (0233) 174 (0171)
138 (0232) 136  (0234) 137 (0235) 140 (0238) 175 (0187)
139 (0239) 147 (0244) 150 (0251) 151 (0249)   (0156) ;  (0140)

Complete:  all the special characters for French, lower case first.

133 (0224) 131 (0226) 135 (0231) 130 (0233) 138 (0232) 136 (0234) 137 (0235)
140 (0238) 139 (0239)   (0156) 147 (0244) 151 (0249) 150 (0251) 183 (0192)
182 (0194) 128 (0199) 212 (0200) 144 (0201) 210 (0202) 211 (0203) 215 (0206)
216 (0207)   (0140) 226 (0212) 235 (0217) 234 (0219) 234 (0219) 234 (0219)
174 (0171) 175 (0187)