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Back Matter > Accent Marks

Appendix B. Accent Marks

People always seem surprised to discover that you can type just about any accented character on the Mac. In fact, you’ve been able to do this since about 1984.

TildePressLet go, then press
˜Option nSpacebar
ãOption na
ÃOption nShift a
ñOption nn
ÑOption nShift n
õOption no
ÕOption nShift o
DiaeresisPressLet go, then press
¨Option uSpacebar
äOption ua
ÄOption uShift a
ëOption ue
ËOption uShift e
ïOption ui
ÏOption Shift f
öOption uo
ÖOption uShift o
üOption uu
ÜOption uShift u
ÿOption uy
Option Shift `
(` is next to 1, or next to Spacebar; the same key as the regular ˜key)
CircumflexPressLet go, then press
^Option iSpacebar
âOption ia
ÂOption Shift m 
êOption ie
ÊOption iShift e
îOption ii
ÎOption Shift d 
ôOption io
ÔOption Shift j 
ûOption iu
ÛOption iShift u
AcutePressLet go, then press
´Option eSpacebar
áOption ea
ÁOption e or Option Shift yShift a
éOption ee
ÉOption eShift e
íOption ei
ÍOption e or Option Shift sShift i
óOption eo
ÓOption e or Option Shift hShift o
úOption eu
ÚOption e or Option Shift;Shift u
GravePressLet go, then press
àOption àSpacebar
 (à is next to 1, or next to Spacebar; the same key as the regular ˜key) 
àOption `a
ÀOption `Shift a
èOption `e
ÈOption `Shift e
ìOption `i
ÌOption `Shift i
òOption `o
ÒOption `Shift o
or Option Shift l (letter el)
ùOption `u
ÙOption `Shift u
MiscellaneousPress:
åOption a
ÅOption Shift a
çOption c
ÇOption Shift c



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