Using the “e with accent alt code”, you can type “e” with any of the accent marks over it (è,é,ê,ë or È,É,Ê,Ë) using the Windows keyboard. This code is designed for typing symbols that do not have a dedicated key on the keyboard. You can do this by pressing and holding the Alt key whilst typing the symbol’s alt code using the numeric keypad.

Capital e with accent
Capital e with Accents

Small e with accents
Small e with Accents

Learn more about the Windows Alt Codes

The table below shows all the alt codes for each of the “e” letters with the accent marks – In lowercases and uppercases (small and capital e with accents).

DescriptionCharacterAlt Code
Capital E acuteÉAlt 0201
Small e acuteéAlt 0233
Capital E graveÈAlt 0200
Small e graveèAlt 0232
Capital E circumflexÊAlt 0202
Small e circumflexêAlt 0234
Capital E umlautËAlt 0203
Small e umlautëAlt 0235

Obey the instructions below to type the “e” letter with any accent mark over it on the keyboard using the alt codes in the above table. Let’s illustrate by using the e with grave accent alt code (0232).

  • Step 1: Place your insertion pointer where you need to type the symbol.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: Whilst pressing down the Alt key, using the numeric keypad, type the “e” with grave accent alt code (0232 for lowercase è and 0200 for uppercase È). You can refer to the above table for all the various e with accent alt codes.
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.
illustration of è

Note that you must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. You must also turn on your NumLock key to be able to use the numeric keypad. If you are using a Laptop that does not have the numeric keypad, you can press Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously to turn on the hidden numeric keypad for laptops with smaller keyboards.  

This is how you may use the Alt Code method to type the various “e” letters with the accent mark using the keyboard.

NOTE: You can use these alt codes to type any symbol or character anywhere on your Windows PC including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and even on your browser like Google Docs.

Related: Degree Symbol Alt Code