Many users of Microsoft Word don’t know that there are keyboard shortcuts for Afrikaans characters. Here is a short list of the most often used shortcuts:

  • Deelteken (ë) = Hold CTRL + SHIFT and press : then release and press letterafrikaans

  • Kappie (ô) = Hold CTRL + SHIFT and press ^ then release and press letter

  • Akuut (é) = Hold CTRL and press ‘ then release and press letter

  • Gravis (à) = Hold CTRL and press ` then release and press letter

5 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Linde

    Type the tilde key “`” and then the “n” – to get `n. But I see you have got it right, send use the quick key 😉

  2. Hi, this is very helpful. Thank you.
    How do you make the double dots on the i as in the word “beïnvloed” on word document. This is my phone which I used to type that word.

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