How to type names with less commonly used Latin characters on a Finnish PC keyboard
Keys to press to type some less common characters
Shift (arrow up) - This key for capital letters and other "Shift-level characters" is usually located to the left, just above the Ctrl key.
Alt - This key is on the left side of the Space bar.
Alt Gr - The Alt Gr key is on the right side of the Space bar.
You must hold at least one of the above keys down when pressing other keys as described here. The Alt or Alt Gr key is held down and number sequences (such as 0167) are typed on the Number Pad on the right side of your keyboard.
Attention! Do not forget to have NumLock on.
The Accent key: This key is for the acute accent (´) and the grave accent (`) to be added on top of some characters.
The Diaeresis key: This key is for the diaeresis or trema (¨) and also for the circumflex (^) to be added on top och some characters, and it sometimes includes the tilde sign (~).
The Space bar: This is the long horizontal bar-shaped key in the middle.
Accented characters (such as é and ü)
If the name has an accent or some other diacrite sign on top of another character, you must use the Accent or Diaeresis keys to produce it on your keyboard and sometimes hit and hold down the Shift- or Alt Gr keys as follows:
|Accent + a
|Shift + accent + a
|Diaeresis + a
|Shift + diaeresis + a
|Alt Gr + diaeresis +a
Press and hold Shift to type capital characters.
Special characters table
|Alt + 0230
|LATIN SMALL LETTER AE
|Latin small letter æ
|Alt + 0198
|LATIN CAPITAL LETTER AE
|Latin capital letter AE
|Alt + 0248
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH STROKE
|Latin small letter o with stroke
|Alt + 0216
|LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O WITH STROKE
|Latin capital letter O with stroke
|Alt + 0240
|LATIN SMALL LETTER ETH
|Latin small letter eth
|Alt + 0208
|LATIN CAPITAL LETTER ETH
|Latin capital letter eth
|Alt + 0254
|LATIN SMALL LETTER THORN
|Latin small letter thorn
|Alt + 0222
|LATIN CAPITAL LETTER THORN
|Latin capital letter thorn
|Alt + 0231
|LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CEDILLA
|Latin small letter c with cedilla
|Alt + 0199
|LATIN CAPITAL LETTER C WITH CEDILLA
|Latin capital letter C with cedilla
|Alt + 0223
|LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S
|Latin small letter sharp s
|Other characters known as "diacrite" signs
|Alt + 0175
|The macron line
|Alt Gr + Diaeresis+ Space bar
|Shift + Diaeresis + Space bar
|Diaeresis + Space bar
|Alt + Accent + Space bar
|The Acute Accent
|Shift + Accent + Space bar
|The Grave Accent
|Alt + 0184