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How do you place the Cedille under the letter "c" on the computer?

Asked by flo (12974points) November 10th, 2015

The same key has that double dot, U-umlaut over an i etc. , you press that key and then the letter i, so ï. But how about the Cedille under the “c”? Does it work the same way? If not, what is the way?

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zenvelo's avatar

On an iMac, hold the option key down and type c. You’ll get ç.

2davidc8's avatar

2 easy ways that I know of. I’m sure there are others. On a Windows PC:

If you need to do this for just a few words, go to Google Translate and set it for French to English. In the left box, it expects you to type the French word, so when you place your cursor there, the little French keyboard pops up, and the c with the cedilla will be there. Then you just copy/paste the text to where you need it. This is the fastest way I know of, for just a few words.

If you have to type in French extensively, then you need to load the French language pack that comes with Windows. Windows provides this pack for free, but typically it’s not loaded by default, you have to choose to do it. Go to Start/Control Panel, then click on Clock, Language and Region, follow the instructions to add your language pack. After you install this, you’ll have the option to switch between the English and the French keyboard at will.
And the good news is that when you go Microsoft Word, and you set your new blank page to French, you’ll be using that French keyboard.

flo's avatar

Thank you both. It works the accent key then letter way on search engines in email.

dxs's avatar

When in doubt, copy and paste. Here’s one you can do that with: ç
I copied it from @zenvelo, but you can always just google “c with cedilla.”

Brian1946's avatar

If you have Windows, there are a variety of exotic characters available using Character Map, including ç.

start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map.

There is also an ASCII Table available online. According to it, holding down the Alt key and typing 128 will produce an upper case Ç. Using the aforementioned procedure and typing 135 will yield a lower case ç.

jerv's avatar

Yeah, most of the ASCII codes between 128 and 165 are accented letters.

128–129 = Ç ü
130–139 = é â ä à å ç ê ë è ï
140–149 = î ì Ä Å É æ Æ ô ö ò
150–159 = û ù ÿ Ö Ü ¢ £ ¥ ₧ ƒ
160–165 =á í ó ú ñ Ñ

One important note about entering an Alt-code like that though. It won’t work if you try typing it using the numbers in the top row; you have to use the NumPad. That makes it a little tricky to do on laptops.

@Brian1946 I like exotic characters! ░▒▓█▓▒░

Strauss's avatar


Better than ”:O”!

flo's avatar

Thank you all.

It t takes no work whatsoever to just type the accent first then the letter. I don’t know what why ç. ....It works now. It didn’t yesterday.

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