Entering Accented Characters

If you need to enter accented characters into a Jot+ Notes note, such as Ç ü ñ, there are two options available:

Character Map

The Tools | Character Map command displays a list of characters in the current font, allowing you to quickly select and enter a special character into the current note.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The Microsoft RichEdit control used by Jot+ Notes also supports keyboard shortcuts for entering accented characters. To enter an accented character, you type the accent shortcut followed by the character to be accented.

The accent shortcuts are as follows:

Accent Shortcut Key
Acute áó Ctrl+’ (apostrophe)
Grave àè Ctrl+` (grave)
Tilde ñ Ctrl+~ (tilde)
Umlaut öü Ctrl+; (semicolon)
Circumflex â Ctrl+Shift+6
Cedilla Ç Ctrl+, (comma)

For example, Ctrl+; followed by a results in ä (a umlaut).


There are a few limitations of the keyboard shortcuts to be aware of:

  1. Only a limited number of accents are supported. For other accents and other special characters (such as æ or Ø), you will need to use the Character Map.
  2. If you assign one of the accent shortcut keys to a command in Jot+ Notes (using Tools | Customize Keyboard), that assignment will take precedence. You can restore the default behaviour by removing the shortcut assignment.
  3. These shortcuts are not available with all versions of Windows. According to Microsoft documentation, these shortcuts are only enabled with English, French, German, Italian and Spanish keyboards.

See Also

Microsoft RichEdit shortcut keys