How do I type in French on my U.S. Keyboard?

Overview

Quick steps to install French as a language and set up the keyboard so that you can type with your United States, QWERTY, keyboard.

Audience

  • Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 users
  • French Teachers
  • Students of French
  • French people living and working in the U.S.

Summary

  1. One Time Only: Install French as a language in Windows and associate the U.S. International keyboard
  2. Switch between languages easily
  3. Learn How to Type with your new keyboard

1. First Install the French Language and Keyboard

Choose the language you want from the task bar at the bottom right.

Choose the language you want from the task bar at the bottom right.

Now you can type accents everywhere. At first, you may want  to refer to this guide, but eventually, it will become second nature.