Solved my own problem. I had to generate the letter with accent in a text file then copy and paste into the the Edge text box.
Or you can use the standard mac convention for accents, tilde's, etc. hold down the "option" key and hit the "n" keyt, then hit the "n" key again. for an accent over an e, you would type option e, then e again.
Thank you. I must have been chewing gum while I tried to do this.