How To Web Design & Dev HTML Codes for French Language Characters Share Pin Email Print JannHuizenga / Getty Images Web Design & Dev HTML Basics CSS by Jeremy Girard Author, educator, and director of marketing/head of web design and development at Envision Technology Advisors. Updated August 14, 2019 Bonjour! Even if your site is written in English only and does not include multi-lingual translations, you may need to add French language characters to that site on certain pages or for certain words. The list below includes the HTML codes necessary to use French characters that are not in the standard character set and are not found on a keyboard's keys. Not all browsers support all these codes (mainly, older browsers may cause problems — newer browsers should be fine), so be sure to test your HTML codes before you use them. Some French characters may be part of the Unicode character set, so you need to declare that in the head of your documents: Here are the different characters you may need to use. Display Friendly Code Numerical Code Hex Code Description À À À À Capital A-grave à à à à Lowercase a-grave Â Â Â Â Capital A-circumflex â â â â Lowercase a-circumflex Æ Æ Æ Æ Capital AE Ligature æ æ æ æ Lowercase AE Ligature Ç Ç Ç Ç Capital C-cedilla ç ç ç ç Lowercase c-cedilla È È È È Capital E-grave è è è è Lowercase e-grave É É É É Capital E-acute é é é é Lowercase e-acute Ê Ê Ê Ê Capital E-circumflex ê ê ê ê Lowercase e-circumflex Ë Ë Ë Ë Capital E-umlaut ë ë ë ë Lowercase e-umlaut Î Î Î Î Capital I-circumflex î î î î Lowercase i-circumflex Ï Ï Ï Ï Capital I-umlaut ï ï ï ï Lowercase i-umlaut Ô Ô Ô Ô Capital O-circumflex ô ô ô ô Lowercase o-circumflex Œ Œ Œ Œ Capital OE ligature œ œ œ œ Lowercase oe ligature Ù Ù Ù Ù Capital U-grave ù ù ù ù Lowercase u-grave Û Û Û Û Capital U-circumflex û û û û Lowercase U-circumflex Ü Ü Ü Ü Capital U-umlaut ü ü ü ü Lowercase U-umlaut « « « « Left angle quotes » » » » Right angle quotes € € € € Euro ₣ ₣ ₣ Franc Using these characters is simple. In the HTML markup, you would place these special character codes where you want the French character to appear. These are used similarly to other HTML special character codes that allow you to add characters that are also not found on the traditional keyboard, and therefore cannot be simply typed into the HTML in order to display on a web page. Remember, these characters codes may be used on an English language website if you need to display a word with one of these characters. These characters would also be used in HTML that was actually displaying full French translations, whether you actually coded those web pages by hand and had a full French version of the site, or if you used a more automated approach to multilingual webpages and went with a solution like Google Translate. Continue Reading An Overview of HTML Codes for Greek Language Characters How Do You Add Russian (Cyrillic) Characters to Your Webpage? Learn the HTML Codes for Spanish Language Characters How Do You Add Czech, Slovak, and Slovenian Characters to a Webpage? How Do You Add German Characters to Your Webpage? The HTML Codes for Romanian Language Characters Need to Add Polish Characters to Your Web Page? Need to Add Turkish Language Characters to Your Site? How to Use Special Characters in HTML Yes, You Can Type Characters With Cedilla Accent Marks. Here's How Need an HTML Special Character Code? Here Is a Complete List Wondering Exactly What It Means to Embed Something? Here's the Scoop Type Characters With Circumflex Accent Marks Excel's CHAR and CODE Functions Looking for the HTML Code for a Special Character? How Do You Type Characters With Umlaut Marks?