Internet, Networking, & Security Web Development HTML Codes for French Language Characters How to insert those characters not found on your keyboard by Jeremy Girard Writer Author, educator, and director of marketing/head of web design and development at Envision Technology Advisors. our editorial process Twitter Jeremy Girard Updated on February 28, 2020 Tweet Share Email JannHuizenga / Getty Images Web Development CSS & HTML Web Design SQL The French language includes characters that aren't found on the standard English keyboard. That means you must use HTML codes to produce them when entering French text on a website. Some French characters are part of the Unicode character set, so you need to declare UTF-8 in the head element of your page so they display properly:<!DOCTYPE html><head><meta charset="utf-8"/>... HTML Codes for French Characters Here are the HTML codes for some of the most often used French-language characters. 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 How and Where to Insert the Codes Using these characters is simple: Just place any character code in your page's HTML markup where you want the French character to appear. This is the same way you'd use other HTML special character codes. Always preview your web page in a browser to make sure the characters display properly. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Get the Latest Tech News Delivered Every Day Email Address Sign up There was an error. Please try again. You're in! Thanks for signing up. There was an error. Please try again. Thank you for signing up. Tell us why! Other Not enough details Hard to understand Submit More from Lifewire How to Employ HTML Codes for German Language Characters Common Keyboard Symbols Get HTML Codes for Romanian Language Characters How to Use Special Characters in HTML HTML Codes for Spanish Language Characters How to Type Characters With Acute Accent Marks on Mac and PC How to Get HTML Codes for Greek Language Characters Type Characters With Umlaut Marks How to Type a Grave Accent Mark on Any Keyboard How to Type Curly Quotes and Curly Apostrophes How to Type a Tilde Mark How to Type Symbols and Characters on Windows and Mac How to Insert Arrow Symbols on Your Web Page What Is an HTM or HTML File? How to Use CSS to Center Images and Other HTML Objects Are HTML5 Tags Case Sensitive?