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)
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.
Natasha, we are waiting. I have to collaboratively translate in Spanish in word on share point, so please fix on there too.
Shouting into the void that this is a critical element of electronic communication...please, please, PLEASE enable the ctrl shortcuts for accents. PLEASE!
Tom Hoyt commented
Hi Natasha. What is the latest on this? Your post is from almost a year ago. As many people point out, it is a key requirement for people that communicate with colleagues in different parts of the world using different languages. I assume after this much time, you must have a solution, right?
We need this please. It is a basic requirement to communicate using teams
I have to use this for my virtual Spanish class. So frustrating that it doesn't work!
Many many kids are now using teams as virtual classrooms.
Please allow Teams to work just as the Word app does re: Language accents.
...If I could just bring this question back to the front of the pile by reposting in it?....last admin comment was July 19. :-P
Jackie Ainsworth commented
Yes please! Remembering the <Alt> codes is almost impossible. I work in an international organisation and it feels almost rude to type someone's name and not put the accents in.
Marc TOwnell commented
This is now vital as more companies are on work from home and we need to communicate with our overseas colleages! Get this sorted out IMMEDIATELY!
Vincent QUERU commented
Urgently needed as it exists in all other Office applications.
Right now, I cannot easily type French accents when chatting with my colleagues, as I am myself using an English OS and keyboard.