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I understand that resume (bio-data, CV) is a french word ?
What is the exact spelling of it ? Web search keeps giving resume.

Résumé or Rèsumè or someother (Or does only one of the e's have that slanted line on top) ?

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OED says it spells as "résumé", but Webster says it could be "résumé", "resume" or "resumé" (Microsoft Word Spellchecker negates the use of "resumé", though).

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The correct spelling is "résumé", as it is a noun deriving from the French verb "résumer" (="summarise/-ize"). Hence, résumé = summary / summarised/-ized (masculine), i.e. a summary of one's professional life.
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Since when does English have accents on imported words? How many people would be able to find them on an English keyboard layout (requires pressing 3 keys at once) or even understand what they are for.
Since always.

à propos
à la mode

À la carte
déjà vu

aide-mémoire
Apéritifs
Attaché (as in military)
bon appétit
café
cliché
Papier-mâché
raison d'être

...........and the list goes on and on and on and on and on and on. :-)

How do you get that little thing on alphabets? What is it called? somebody tell me how to do it.
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Going out on a limb here I will make two assumptions:
1. You mean within a computer interface and you are using Microsoft Windows
2. I know what the heck you mean by "that little thing on alphabets"
It's called charmap (Charater Map) and can be accessed through the start menu:
Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Charater Map
or by simply typing charmap into the Run Dialog
Specifically to get the é hold the alt button down and type 1 3 0. Then let go of the alt button.

alt 138 = è

alt 136 = ê

alt 144 = É

alt 160 = á

alt 133 = à

alt 131 = â

alt 135 = ç

alt 128 = Ç
For a simple accent, as would be found in resume, when using MS Office and a few other programs you can also press Ctrl + ' + the desired letter.
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