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26. Typing Foreign Languages > Typing Foreign Characters

Typing Foreign Characters

Many languages share the English alphabet but use accents over or under some characters to indicate specific pronunciations. Although most keyboards don’t display these accented characters, you can still type them by pressing keyboard combinations, such as those shown in Table 26-1.

Table 26-1. Common Foreign Language Characters and Keyboard Combinations

Character

Keys to Press

Acute

á or Á

option-E, then type a or A

é or É

option-E, then type e or E

í or Í

option-E, then type i or I

ó or Ó

option-E, then type o or O

ú or Ú

option-E, then type u or U

Circumflex

â or Â

option-I, then type a or A

ê or Ê

option-I, then type e or E

î or Î

option-I, then type i or I

ô or Ô

option-I, then type o or O


  

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