- The French alphabet has 26 letters.
- French uses the same Latin Alphabet but with diacritic marks.
- Latin, the language of the Roman Empire, is the mutual origin of this linguistic family, and the prehistory of French begins with the colonization of Gaul by the Romans in the first century BC.
- Five diacritic mark are acute accent, grave accent, circumflex, diaeresis, and cedilla.
- French is the official language in 29 countries.
- French is written and read from left to right.