In Windows, the US-International Keyboard allows one to easily type the following special language and other characters:

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THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS MAY NEED REVISION, IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM, I WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU.

From Microsoft Instructions found by using Help with "installing us international keyboard":

Adding the United States-International keyboard layout Windows 7 or Windows Vista

Click Start, , type intl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.

Click Add.

Expand the language that you want. For example, English (United States).

Expand Keyboard list, select the United States-International check box, and then click OK.

In the Default input language list, click Language name - United States-International (where Language name is the language that you selected in step 4), and then click OK two times.

In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK.

Notice that the Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you position the mouse pointer over it, a ToolTip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.

Click the Language bar, and then click United States-International on the shortcut menu that appears.

The United States-International keyboard layout is selected.

Windows XP

Click Start, type intl.cpl in the Run box, and then press ENTER.

On the Languages tab, click Details.

Under Installed services, click Add.

In the Input language list, click the language that you want. For example, English (United States).

In the Keyboard layout/IME list, click United States-International, and then click OK.

In the Select one of the installed input languages to use when you start your computer list, click Language name - United States International (where Language name is the language that you selected in step 6), and then click OK.

In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK.

Notice that the Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you position the mouse pointer over it, a ToolTip appears that describes the active keyboard layout. For example, United States-International appears.

Click the Language bar, and then click United States-International on the shortcut menu that appears.

The United States-International keyboard layout is selected." For more information about the Language bar, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306993/  HOW TO: Use the Language Bar in Windows XP

Creating extended characters

The United States-International keyboard layout assigns new functions to the right ALT key (the ALT key on the right side of the keyboard). Use the right ALT key in combination with other keys to create extended characters.

Touch typists beware!

Note: After the US-International Keyboard is activated, I have experienced a "quirk" regarding the single and double quote marks, i.e., after pressing a quote key, it is necessary to type a following non-vowel letter or space for the quote to appear! A little bit of practice and checking the text on the screen will assist you a great deal.