How To Type Accents On a Mac

If you ever need to add text to your photos or are writing a document and need to type an Accent, here’s how easy it is to do on your Mac.

 

  • Press and hold on the letter you wish to accent, continue holding the letter until a menu with character accents are displayed.
  • Choose the character accent with the mouse, or press the number corresponding below the accent in the menu.

You can leave the accent menu on the Mac keyboard by hitting the “ESCAPE” key.

Typing Diacritical Marks and Accents

ó – Acute: Hold down OPTION key and then press “e”, then type the letter you want to accent, like é

ò – Grave: Hold down OPTION key and then press “`”, then type the letter to accent, like ù

ô – Circumflex: Hold down OPTION key and then press “i”, then press the letter, like ô

ñ – Hold down OPTION key and then press “n”, then type the letter, like ñ

ö – Trema: Hold down OPTION key and then press “u”, then type the letter, like ë

ç – Cedilla: Hold down OPTION key and then press “c”, like ç or Ç

ø – Hold down OPTION key and then press “o”, like ø or Ø

å Å – Hold down OPTION key and then press “a”, like å or Å

Æ – AE Ligature: Hold down OPTION key and then press “‘” like æ Æ

œ – OE Ligature: Hold down OPTION key and then press “q”, like œ or Œ

¿ – Hold down OPTION key and SHIFT key and then press “?” like ¿

¡ – Hold down OPTION key and then press “1”, like ¡