Macintosh Character Entry

Macintosh Computer Lab of the ILRC Macintosh Computer Lab of the ILRC
Windows Computer Lab in the ILRC Windows Computer Lab in the ILRC
 The ILRC Lounge Area  The ILRC Lounge Area
 Students at work in the ILRC  Students at work in the ILRC
 Irvin Hall in the Fall  Irvin Hall in the Fall
 Arabic Students in the Windows Lab  Arabic Students in the Windows Lab
 Arabic Students in the Windows Lab  Arabic Students in the Windows Lab
 Dr. Domínguez-Búrdalo with Spanish Students  Dr. Domínguez-Búrdalo with Spanish Students
  Dr. Domínguez-Búrdalo with Spanish Students   Dr. Domínguez-Búrdalo with Spanish Students

METHOD ONE

The following key combinations are the most common for the Macintosh system using the US EXTENDED KEYBOARD. If a combination has a plus sign (+), hold both keys simultaneously. If a comma (,) separates the key combination, release the keys you are holding and press the next set of keys.

DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE KEY COMBINATION
Acute é
É
OPTION + E,  letter
OPTION + E, SHIFT + letter
Acute Double ő
Ő
OPTION + J, letter
OPTION + J, SHIFT + letter
Arch (Inverted Breve) ȇ
Ȇ
OPTION + SHIFT + S, letter
OPTION + SHIFT + S, SHIFT + letter
Ash æ
Æ
OPTION + ‘
OPTION + SHIFT+ ‘
Breve ĕ
Ĕ
OPTION + B, letter
OPTION + B, SHIFT + letter
Bullet OPTION + 8
Caron (Hacheck) ě
Ě
OPTION + V, letter
OPTION + V, SHIFT + letter
Cedilla ç
Ç
OPTION + C, letter
OPTION + C, SHIFT + letter
Cent ¢ OPTION + 4
Circumflex ê
Ê
OPTION + 6, letter
OPTION + 6, SHIFT + letter
Circumflex Below
OPTION + SHIFT + G, letter
OPTION + SHIFT + G, SHIFT + letter
Comma ș
Ș
OPTION + P, letter
OPTION + P, SHIFT + letter
Copyright Sign © OPTION + G
Dagger OPTION + SHIFT + 5
Dagger Double OPTION + SHIFT + 7
Degree ° OPTION + SHIFT + 8
Division Sign ÷ OPTION + /
Dot ė
Ė
OPTION + W, letter
OPTION + W, SHIFT + letter
Dot Below
OPTION + X, letter
OPTION + X, SHIFT + letter
Elipsis OPTION + ;
Eth ð
Ð
OPTION + D
OPTION + SHIFT + D
Em Dash OPTION + -
En Dash OPTION + SHIFT + -
Euro OPTION + SHIFT + 2
Florin ƒ OPTION + F
French/Spanish Quote «
»
OPTION + \
OPTION + SHIFT + \
Grave è
È
OPTION + `, letter
OPTION + `, SHIFT + letter
Grave Double ȅ
Ȅ
OPTION + SHIFT + Y, letter
OPTION + SHIFT + Y, SHIFT + letter
Greater Than Or Equal To Sign OPTION + >
Hook
OPTION + Z, letter
OPTION + Z, SHIFT + letter
Hook Below ȥ
Ȥ
OPTION + SHIFT + ., letter
OPTION + SHIFT + ., SHIFT + letter
Horn ơ
Ơ
OPTION + I, letter
OPTION + I, SHIFT + letter
Inverted Exclamation Mark ¡ OPTION + 1
Inverted Question Mark ¿ OPTION + SHIFT + /
Less Than Or Equal To Sign OPTION + <
Line Below
OPTION + H, letter
OPTION + H, SHIFT + letter
Macron ē
Ē
OPTION + A, letter
OPTION + A, SHIFT + letter
Not Equal To Sign OPTION + =
Oethel œ
Œ
OPTION + q
OPTION + SHIFT + q
Ogonek ę
Ę
OPTION + M, letter
OPTION + M, SHIFT + letter
Ordinal (Masculine) º OPTION + 0
Ordinal (Feminine) ª OPTION + 9
Paragraph Sign OPTION + 7
Per Mille Sign OPTION + SHIFT + R
Plus-Minus Sign ± OPTION + SHIFT + =
Pound £ OPTION + 3
Registered Sign ® OPTION + R
Ring å
Å
OPTION + K, letter
OPTION + K, SHIFT + letter
Section Sign § OPTION + 5
Sharp S ß OPTION + S
Stroke O ø
Ø
OPTION + O
OPTION + SHIFT + O
Stroke or Bar ƶ
Ƶ
OPTION + L, letter
OPTION + L, SHIFT + letter
Thorn þ
Þ
OPTION+ T
OPTION + SHIFT + T
Tilde ñ
Ñ
OPTION + N, letter
OPTION + N, SHIFT + letter
Tilde Below
OPTION + SHIFT + F, letter
OPTION + SHIFT + F, SHIFT + letter
Trademark Sign OPTION + 2
Umlaut (Diaresis) ë
Ë
OPTION + U, letter
OPTION + U, SHIFT + letter
Yen ¥ OPTION + Y

COMBINING DIACRITICS

These codes add accents to ANY Letter via Unicode. As a result, there may be unusual display issues with certain fonts or certain letters (e.g. capital letters).

To use these codes first type the letter, then type the code.

DESCRIPTION KEY COMBINATION
Combining Acute letter, OPTION + SHIFT + E
Combining Acute Double letter, OPTION + SHIFT + J
Combining Breve letter, OPTION + SHIFT + B
Combing Caron (Hachek) letter, OPTION + SHIFT + V
Combining Cedilla letter, OPTION + SHIFT + C
Combining Circumflex letter, OPTION + SHIFT + 6
Combining Comma letter, OPTION + SHIFT + P
Combining Dot Above letter, OPTION + SHIFT + W
Combining Dot Below letter, OPTION + SHIFT + X
Combining Grave letter, OPTION + SHIFT + `
Combining Horn letter, OPTION + SHIFT + I
Combining Macron letter, OPTION + SHIFT + A
Combining Macron Below letter, OPTION + SHIFT + H
Combining Ogonek letter, OPTION + SHIFT + M
Combining Ring letter, OPTION + SHIFT + K
Combining Stroke letter, OPTION + SHIFT + L
Combining Tilde letter, OPTION + SHIFT + N
Combining Umlaut (Diaresis) letter, OPTION + SHIFT + U

METHOD TWO

Fonts often contain many characters that don’t appear on the Apple keyboard. These characters include accented characters, math symbols, and special punctuation symbols. On some applications (Microsoft Word, for example), one simple way to access these characters is to press and hold the base character key for a second or so and you will see a popup menu with the extended character options. This works for all extended characters based on A, C, E, I, L, N, O, S, U, Y, and Z.