In a message dated 10/25/2000 7:46:02 AM Eastern Standard Time,=20
> I have always thought this shewed mid to late C19th origins, probably=20 > descent from the "Balance" (with an acute accent on the 'e' - can't do=20
that=20 > on e-mail!) used in Ballroom Quadrilles. > Nicolas B.,=20
Lanark,=20 > Scotland.
If you want to make a French "=E9", try "Alt130". It works with my software=20
(word). But I must admit I don't know if it survives e-mail transmission.