how to type i with accent marks

How to type i With Accent Marks

Using the “i with accent alt code”, you can type “i” with any of the accent marks over it (ì,í,î,ï or Ì,Í,Î,Ï) 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.

i with accent marks

Learn more about the Windows Alt Codes

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

I with Accent Mark DescriptionAccentAlt Code
Capital I with acute Accent MarkÍAlt 0205
Small i with acute Accent MarkíAlt 0237
Capital I with grave Accent MarkÌAlt 0204
Small i with grave Accent MarkÌAlt 0236
Capital I with circumflex Accent MarkÎAlt 0206
Small i with circumflex Accent MarkîAlt 0238
Capital I with umlaut Accent MarkÏAlt 0207
Small i with umlaut Accent MarkïAlt 0239

Obey the instructions below to type the “i” letter with any accent mark over it on the keyboard using the alt codes in the above table. Let’s illustrate by using the i with umlaut accent alt code (0207 or 0239).

  • 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 “i” with grave accent alt code (0207 for uppercase Ï and 0239 for lowercase ï). You can refer to the above table for all the various i with accent alt codes.
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.

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 small keyboard that does not have a numeric keypad, you can press Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously to turn on the hidden numeric keypad.

This is how you may use the Alt Code method to type the various “i” 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.

Typing i with Accent Marks on Mac

Mac also has a very simple shortcut to obtain any special character including the I with accent Marks.

The Alt code method above is only for Windows and can only be used on that system.

However, the shortcuts in this section can work for you if you’re using a Mac.

The table below has all the shortcuts you need to type any I letter with an accent mark on Mac.

I with Accent Mark Descriptioni AccentMac Shortcut
I with acute Accent MarkÍOption + e, then i
I with grave Accent MarkÌOption + `, then i
I with circumflex Accent MarkÎOption + i, then i
I with umlaut Accent MarkÏOption + u, then i

To use these shortcuts, simultaneously press and release Option and the next key in the shortcut, then press once on the last key.

These are shortcuts may give you lowercase accented i letters. If you need uppercase, simply turn on Caps Lock as you type the shortcut. Or you can type in lowercase and change the case to uppercase.

Shortcut to type I with accents in Word

Even though you can use any of the above methods to insert or type I with accents anywhere including Microsoft Word.

However, these MS Word shortcuts are specially made to type these characters in Microsoft Word only.

The table below shows them all.

I with Accent Mark Descriptioni AccentMS Word Shortcut
I with acute Accent MarkÍ(Ctrl) + (‘), then (i)
I with grave Accent MarkÌ(Ctrl) + (`), then (i)
I with circumflex Accent MarkÎ(Ctrl) + (Shift) + (^), then (i)
I with umlaut Accent MarkÏ(Ctrl) + (Shift) + (;), then (i)

Insert i with accent Symbols from Office Symbol Library

If using the keyboard isn’t your thing, there’s also a mouse-based method for getting I with Accent marks in Office like Microsoft Word.

To explain the steps, we’ll use screenshots from Microsoft Word. You can, however, use the same method in Excel and PowerPoint.

Without further ado, here are the steps to take:

  • Launch MS Word or Excel or PowerPoint.
  • Place your cursor at the desired place where you want to insert the i with accents.
  • Navigate to the Insert tab.
Go to the Insert tab
  • Click the Symbols button in the Symbols group, then select More Symbols from the drop-down menu.
More Symbols

The Symbol window will appear. It contains a gazillion of symbols which include the i with accent marks.

  • Find the i with accents you want in the symbol library.

To easily locate these Accented letters, use the Subset dropdown list to display those specific types of symbols. You can find the I with accent letters in the Latin-1 Supplement group.

  • To insert any of these symbols into your document, simply double-click on it. Alternatively, click the Insert button.
  • Close the Dialog.

If you follow the above steps carefully, you can insert these accented i symbols or any other symbol or character not available on the keyboard.

Copy and Paste i with accent Letters

This is by far the simplest way to obtain any symbol, including the i with accents.

You simply need to copy the letters somewhere, such as a web page, and then press Ctrl + V after switching to the document where you need it.

If you want to copy these letters, you can do so as they are listed below.

Copy and paste i with accent marks
Í
Ì
Î
Ï

If you have a Windows PC, the steps below will show you how to copy this symbol from the Character Map.

  • Search and Launch the Character Map app.
  • Near the button, select the Advance View checkbox to expand more Character map options.
Advanced view on Windows Character map
  • In the Advanced view, you will see a search box. Search for the keyword “i with”. You should see all the letters with an accent including the letter i.
  • Simply double click on it and hit on the Copy button after it is selected in the Characters to copy text box.

Conclusion

Obtaining these i with accent marks and the symbols that do not have keys on the keyboard can be difficult.

However, with the assistance of the techniques we just discussed, it should no longer be a difficult task.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this guide.

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