How to type accents, symbols and emoji on Mac
In daily use of a Mac we may need to write sentences like: “José Luís lives en España” or “Spaß für Groß und Klein”. Typing some characters may seem complicated, but it’s not.
As for the variants of the vowels and the “c” letter, just hold down the key for a few seconds and it will show up a menu from which, by selecting the desired number, you can quickly insert the requested variation.
The Keyboard Viewer is the dynamic image of the Mac keyboard showing in real-time characters depending on used combinations. The possible combinations are:
- ⇧ (Shift)
- ⎇ (Option)
- ⎇ (Option) + Ctrl
- ⎇ (Option) + ⇧ (Shift)
If, for example, while viewing the display keyboard ⇧(Shift) key is pressed, uppercase characters will be shown.
If you press the ⎇ (Option) key you will have a map of all activated special characters.
Pressing ⎇ (Option) + ⇧(Shift) will display other special characters.