I was surprised to find out some of my friends did not know how to write “é” (called e-acute) using a standard windows keyboard. They were copy pasting it from other locations, which can become annoying if it is in a common name you frequently have to type.
It is simple to type this character using windows Alt codes. To do this, just hold down the ALT key and (with numlock on) punch in 130 on the keypad.
That is: ALT+130
For more alt codes see: http://www.alt-codes.net/