Accent shortcuts (like in Word) don't work
In Word, if I type CTRL+SHIFT+^ followed by u I get a û. Similar shortcuts exist to get characters such as é à ö ç.
These shortcuts don't work when I type them in Teams.
Thank you for your replies and clarification.
Sorry for misinterpretation.
We are reviewing this issue.
- Natasha (Microsoft)
Christy Mattingly commented
From another post: Press Windows Key + Period to pull up the emojis. Then select the Symbols (Ω) icon to get to the new set of symbols and accents. Then click on the accents icon (Ç) . (But still, please make the Ctrl shortcut available.)
Amy S commented
This really is a DEI issue, please update this so I can spell people's names correctly.
You have your own document describing these shortcuts yet your primary communication app doesn't support them. Just another reason why this program is a major let down.
Martina Barnett commented
A very frustrating oversight. Please action soonest. I cannot imagine why this doesn't have a higher priority. The last comment from a Microsoft Product Manager was just more than a year ago. In that time Teams has incorporated a number of enhancements to compete with other remote working platforms. But this one, which surely cannot be half as difficult to implement, is still lacking.
I wish I could spell my name on my work tools. :-(
Gil Rech commented
I agree with all the comments: this is really needed for inclusiveness. How to write in French, Italian and Spanish with a US international keyboard?
Jennifer Kimball commented
Where is this issue on the roadmap, please? I don't want to switch my keyboard to French every time I need an é.
Major omission and incredibly short-sighted to not include accent short cuts in Teams.
Please fix to make Teams at least on par with similar products.
B Jones commented
We find that accents are very important to acknowledge and respect the diversity of our global teams, and not taking the time to add accents to names unintentionally communicates a lack of care and understanding. This is a critical missing feature - would love to see this implemented ASAP.
I have the same issue, is there any update?
Steve Bellingham commented
My department recently transitioned to Teams. As a relatively late adopter, I searched this topic expecting to find a simple toggle to enable accented characters with CTRL key. I am shocked to learn that this has been an active issue for three years and is still not resolved. Working in a bilingual environment, not being able to write the names of many of my colleagues is unacceptable, and my current work-arounds (typing in Word and pasting into chat, or flipping keyboards) are incredibly frustrating. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FIX THIS YESTERDAY!
Finding it very frustrating to help students correct their written French without being able to show them where the accented letters are; especially annoying when using the perfect tense when it is vital to distinguish from present tense
ALL I want for christmas is LANGUAGE accents in TEAMS ! WHERE FOR ART THOU ACCENTS?
Ian McHaffie commented
I wish to type transliteration of Greek texts.
When I mark a vowel as long, with a line over it, it appears, and then disappears. This wasn't a problem until I updated to the 64 bit version of Mircrosoft word. How do I fix this?
e.g. SŌMA, but if I type this in more than one word in a line, the long indication disappears.
Still has not been fixed. Not only are accents an integral part of languages, but also people's names. This is a great example of systemic white supremacy where minority groups have to take extra steps to express themselves fully.
your support is terrible, 1 year without any update for a known problem. Natash = Worst product manager out there
Hey Natasha from July 19, 2019 - Welcome to September 2020 WHERE are the ACCENTS ?
Adding the functionality CTRL+SHIFT+^ followed by e and then get ê ,(or the other vowels), will solve many issues in different languages. (This functionality is already in MS Word)
I know you can use the ALT+NUMBERS to get to ê also but it is easier to use CTRL+SHIFT+^ because it is visual on keyboard and you do not have to know the ALT + Numbers for each letter with ^.
Also if you can add the same for é, è you use only CTRL+' followed by e or CTRL+` followed by e in MS Word. This will also be good to add to MS Teams.
It would actually be nice to have that functionality in MS Excel also and all the other Microsoft applications :-)
Natasha (Microsoft) You posted your reply over a year ago. How long does it take to make the obvious decision that this fix is needed, and then implement it? MS has yet to learn the importance of consistency from one of its products to another.
I can also confirm that I am experiencing the same issue, and that Microsoft Support has confirmed that it is a known issue with Teams.