Thank you, Jeremy.
I am properly embarrassed.
I confess I copied-and-pasted from the OP's text in order to get an accent at all. I should have grabbed an "é" from Wordperfect.
That was an acute error, and I feel your pain grave-ly.
Eric, serious question: don't US keyboards - or British, for that matter - have accents available? I've only had experience of the Spanish ones (currently) that allow for many, and an ancient UK laptop whose configuration I don't remember anymore. The very first one I had was a cast-off Mac, but it didn't do Internet.
With this one - an acer
- I can't find the sign for UK pounds (currency) although the almighty dollar is available, and when I get into Photohop, try to use the T tool there for captions, many normal signs vanish or turn up in unexpected locations.
So clever, but so limited, too, these modern tools.
I wonder why this apparently simple demand is so neglected - can't be because they can't do it!