Enter Accented and Other Special Characters


Originally fh only supported the ANSI character set with just a handful of accented characters and special symbols.

fh V6.0 introduced the Configure Language & Accent Characters feature along with Unicode support, and fh V6.2.3 added some new options for invoking the accent popup window. For full details see the Tools > Preferences > General > To Enter Accents When Typing setting and its associated Help.

For earlier fh versions, or when the accent popup is disabled, use the following entry methods.

Entry Methods

Below is a table of the special characters available using the Alt key and the number pad. For example to type a euro symbol hold down the Alt key and type 0128 on the numberpad of your keyboard.

In addition the Character Map utility is free on all Windows machines and can be used to copy and paste accented letters and other foreign language characters into any Windows application. The Character Map is similar to the Insert Symbol tool found in some Windows applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft FrontPage.

To open the Character Map utility click on the Windows Start menu, and depending on your Windows version select Windows Accessories » Character Map or select Programs » Accessories » System Tools » Character Map. (OR use Start » Run, and type Charmap).
After choosing a font, double click the desired character(s), click on Copy, return to your document and use Paste.
NOTE: On some PCs, the Character Map may be in another location under Accessories or the Start menu.

Double-Barrelled Names

To form double-barrelled names into one indivisible name, the two names can be separated by a no-break-space character code 0160, which in fh V6.0 can be added to the repeated space popup as follows. Click its cog, select the Hold Key (space) and click Edit, then insert Alt+0160 between any existing characters in the Accent Popup List and OK out.

Character Table

Alt-0128 € Alt-0129  Alt-0130 ‚ Alt-0131 ƒ Alt-0132 „ Alt-0133 … Alt-0134 † Alt-0135 ‡
Alt-0136 ˆ Alt-0137 ‰ Alt-0138 Š Alt-0139 ‹ Alt-0140 Œ Alt-0141  Alt-0142 Ž Alt-0143 
Alt-0144  Alt-0145 ‘ Alt-0146 ’ Alt-0147 “ Alt-0148 ” Alt-0149 • Alt-0150 – Alt-0151 —
Alt-0152 ˜ Alt-0153 ™ Alt-0154 š Alt-0155 › Alt-0156 œ Alt-0157  Alt-0158 ž Alt-0159 Ÿ
Alt-0160 nbsp Alt-0161 ¡ Alt-0162 ¢ Alt-0163 £ Alt-0164 ¤ Alt-0165 ¥ Alt-0166 ¦ Alt-0167 §
Alt-0168 ¨ Alt-0169 © Alt-0170 ª Alt-0171 « Alt-0172 ¬ Alt-0173 - Alt-0174 ® Alt-0175 ¯
Alt-0176 ° Alt-0177 ± Alt-0178 ² Alt-0179 ³ Alt-0180 ´ Alt-0181 µ Alt-0182 ¶ Alt-0183 ·
Alt-0184 ¸ Alt-0185 ¹ Alt-0186 º Alt-0187 » Alt-0188 ¼ Alt-0189 ½ Alt-0190 ¾ Alt-0191 ¿
Alt-0192 À Alt-0193 Á Alt-0194 Â Alt-0195 Ã Alt-0196 Ä Alt-0197 Å Alt-0198 Æ Alt-0199 Ç
Alt-0200 È Alt-0201 É Alt-0202 Ê Alt-0203 Ë Alt-0204 Ì Alt-0205 Í Alt-0206 Î Alt-0207 Ï
Alt-0208 Ð Alt-0209 Ñ Alt-0210 Ò Alt-0211 Ó Alt-0212 Ô Alt-0213 Õ Alt-0214 Ö Alt-0215 ×
Alt-0216 Ø Alt-0217 Ù Alt-0218 Ú Alt-0219 Û Alt-0220 Ü Alt-0221 Ý Alt-0222 Þ Alt-0223 ß
Alt-0224 à Alt-0225 á Alt-0226 â Alt-0227 ã Alt-0228 ä Alt-0229 å Alt-0230 æ Alt-0231 ç
Alt-0232 è Alt-0233 é Alt-0234 ê Alt-0235 ë Alt-0236 ì Alt-0237 í Alt-0238 î Alt-0239 ï
Alt-0240 ð Alt-0241 ñ Alt-0242 ò Alt-0243 ó Alt-0244 ô Alt-0245 õ Alt-0246 ö Alt-0247 ÷
Alt-0248 ø Alt-0249 ù Alt-0250 ú Alt-0251 û Alt-0252 ü Alt-0253 ý Alt-0254 þ Alt-0255 ÿ