It wouldn't let me submit until I reduced the word count, to some arbitrary level lower than that written, and then it went with the point count calculated on screen. The problem was at the point of submission.
Nice idea, but I don't really type in French enough to justify the hassle. Word already makes it easy enough.
And it makes switching to Japanese annoying, which is a language I type a lot.
In Word I can use the shortcut keys
ctrl + ' followed by vowel => acute accent
ctrl + ` followed by vowel => grave accent
ctrl + ^ followed by vowel => circumflex
ctrl + : followed by vowel => trema
ctrl + , followed by c => cedilla
It also automatically converts " into guillemets.
I think the problem is the Japanese keyboard. It's not accent friendly.
I had a look at typeit. It doesn't work in Firefox, because there are already functions associated with most ctrl+letter. Although I see that it's supposed to. Don't know why it doesn't work for me.
Works well in Chrome, though.