Creating accent marks on a keyboard of a Windows computer requires pressing a combination of function keys in conjunction with the letters. The particular process depends on the computer’s operating system.
Windows users press the Accent Grave key which is above the Tab key together with the Ctrl key and then press a letter key to produce a French language accent. They can press the Apostrophe key along with the Ctrol key and then a letter to bring up an accent mark that is used when typing Spanish language characters.
Mac Yosemite users create accent marks by holding down a keyboard letter and then selecting an accent from a pop-up menu. If no pop-up menu appears, no accent mark is associated with that particular letter.