I was working with our French teacher on a project and she was teaching the students how to get French accent marks in Word and PowerPoint using the Insert > Symbols method. I thought there must be an easier way... enter Typeit.org. This simple to use program allows students to gain access to the most common accent marks without knowing anything special. You just type what you want in the text box, click the accent buttons as you need them and then copy/paste into another program (in our case, PowerPoint).
Typeit has support for over 20 languages (Spanish, French, German, etc.) and even has one for world currencies... Since it's web based it will work just about anywhere... slick. Trÿ ît ôüt tôdàÿ