Family Cookbook Goes French and Spanish

Have you ever wanted a recipe to make Étouffée or use a  jalapeño in a recipe in your family cookbook?

We are pleased to announce that can now display both French and Spanish accented characters.

Until now, inserting accented characters in your text resulted in question marks replacing the characters. Now you can use these characters in your title, contributor name, ingredient list, directions, and personal notes.

Each field has a drop down menu for “Insert Characters”. When you need to use an accented character, simply click on the pull down menu and select the one you want. If you have a keyboard that uses these letters, they can be automatically included when you type them.

French uses five different types of accented characters. In no particular order, they are:

  • ç – the cedilla (la cédille)
  • é – the acute accent (l’accent aigu)
  • â/ê/î/ô/û – the circumflex (l’accent circonflexe)
  • à/è/ì/ò/ù – the grave accent (l’accent grave)
  • ë/ï/ü – the trema (l’accent tréma)

Spanish Letters and Accents include: á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ, ¿, ¡

The tool also allows you to insert special characters like degrees º, Trademark ™, Copyright © and common fractions like ½.


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