Press Alt with the appropriate letter. For example, to type é, è, ê or ë, hold Alt and press E one, two, three or four times. Stop the mouse over each button to learn its keyboard shortcut. Shift + click a button to insert its upper-case form.
In this regard, how do you put an accent over a letter on a Mac?
Typing Diacritical Marks and Accents on a Mac Keyboard with Keystrokes
- 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
How do I find special characters on my Mac?
Answer: The best way to see the options for special characters in Mac OS X is to use the Keyboard Viewer. Go to System Preferences->Keyboard and select the Keyboard tab, then check the box that says "Show Keyboard & Character Viewer in menu bar". Now in your menu bar you can select the Keyboard Viewer.