Italian

Shortcuts for foreign characters, software for writing in a foreign language, and setting your keyboard to a selected language.

Typing in Italian

The following shortcuts work with most applications and browsers:

 

Italian Accents on PCs:

 

Acute Accent é alt + 130 É alt + 144
Grave Accent

à
è
ì
ò
ù

alt + 133
alt + 138
alt + 0236
alt + 0242
alt + 151

À
È
Ì
Ò
Ù

alt + 0192
alt + 0200
alt + 0204
alt + 0210
alt + 0217

Quotation Marks

«
»

alt + 0171
alt + 0187

 

 

 

Italian Accents on Macs:

 

Acute Accent  é option + e, then e
Grave Accent à, è, ì, ò, ù option + `, then the letter
Quotation Marks «
»
option + \
option + shift + \

 

Foreign Language Accent Marks on a PC

Software for PCs:

The Microsoft Office suite supports Spanish, French, and Italian spell check. You can set it as your default language by using these instructions.

Gmail also supports foreign language spell check, to use this: click on the drop-down menu for spell check in an email and select Español, Francais, or Italiano. You may still have correctly spelled words appear misspelled depending on your browser settings.

To change your browser language:

Firefox: In the Options window go to the Content tab and set the Language.

Chrome: Settings -> Advanced settings -> Languages

Here are the LTS instructions for setting up a foreign language keyboard:

Foreign Lanuage Accent Marks on a Mac

Software for Macs:

The Microsoft Office Suite supports Spanish, French, and Italian spell check. You can set it as your default language by using these instructions.

Gmail also supports foreign language spell check, to use this: click on the drop-down menu for spell check in an email and select Español, Francais, or Italiano. You may still have correctly spelled words appear mispelled depending on your browser settings.

To change your browser language:

Firefox: In the Options window go to the Content tab and set the Language.

Chrome: Settings -> Advanced settings -> Languages

Here are the LTS instructions for setting up a foreign language keyboard: