# trying to get french accents in my resume

I wrote my resume in English, but now I need to translate it in French. I can't get the French accent to print properly. Here is a minimal example. It says: "J'aime cet été" (I love this summer). You'll notice that the "é" doesn't print:

\documentclass[margin,line]{res}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{url}
\oddsidemargin -.5in
\evensidemargin -.5in
\textwidth=6.0in
\itemsep=0in
\parsep=0in
\topmargin=0in
\topskip=0in

\newenvironment{list1}{
\begin{list}{\ding{113}}{%
\setlength{\itemsep}{0in}
\setlength{\parsep}{0in} \setlength{\parskip}{0in}
\setlength{\topsep}{0in} \setlength{\partopsep}{0in}
\setlength{\leftmargin}{0.17in}}}{\end{list}}

\newenvironment{list2}{
\begin{list}{$\bullet$}{%
\setlength{\itemsep}{0in}
\setlength{\parsep}{0in} \setlength{\parskip}{0in}
\setlength{\topsep}{0in} \setlength{\partopsep}{0in}
\setlength{\leftmargin}{0.2in}}}{\end{list}}

\begin{document}

\name{\LARGE My name} \hfill {\em \today}

\begin{resume}
J'aime cet été!
\end{resume}
\end{document}

• You can always type J'aime cet \'et\'e – egreg Aug 18 '15 at 16:38

Pasting from your post I found that adding \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} fixed it (I had to strip out a couple of bits to do with res.cls but I checked that article gave the same missing characters.
It's also possible that \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} might be the solution -- I don't trust encodings when text has been cut/pasted repeatedly. The inputenc docs might be worth a read.