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  1. Letters with Accents – (e.g. ó, ò, ñ)
  2. Other Foreign Characters – (e.g. ç, ¿, ß)
  3. Currency Symbols – (e.g. ¢, £, ¥)
  4. Math Symbols – (e.g. ±, °, ÷)
  5. Other Punctuation – (e.g. &, ©, §)
  6. Other Symbols
  7. Extra Accents: Extended Keyboard for OS X – (e.g. Ā, ý, č) New Page

Letters with Accents

This list is organized by Accent type. For the Template, the symbol "V" means any vowel. The format is to hold the first two keys down simultaneously, release, then type the letter you wish to be accented.

Macintosh Option Codes for Accented Letters
ACCENT SAMPLE TEMPLATE
Acute ó Ó Option+E, V
Circumflex ô Ô Option+I, V
Grave ò Ò Option+`, V
Tilde õ Õ Option+N, V
Only works with "n,N,o,O,a,A"
Umlaut ö Ö Option+U, V

Examples

Example 1: To input the letter ó, hold down the Option key, then the E key. Release both keys then type lowercase o.

Example 2: To input the letter Ó, hold down the Option key, then the E key. Release both keys then type capital O.

Other Foreign Characters

To insert these characters, press the Option key (bottom of keyboard) then other "code" key to make the symbol appear.

Macintosh Option Codes for Foreign Characters
SYMBOL NAME CODE
¡

Upside-down exclamation mark

Option+1

¿

Upside-down question mark

Shift+Option+?

Ç,ç

French C cedille (caps/lowecase)

Shift+Option+C
Option+C

Œ,œ

OE ligature (caps/lowecase)

Shift+Option+Q
Option+Q

ß

German Sharp/Double S

Option+S

º, ª Masculine Ordinal Number (Span/Ital/Portuguese)
Feminine Ordinal Number

Option+0
Option+9

Ø,ø

Nordic O slash (caps/lowecase)

Shift+Option+O
Option+O

Å,å

Nordic A ring (caps/lowecase)

Shift+Option+A
Option+A

Æ,æ

AE ligature (caps/lowecase)

Shift+Option+’ (apostrophe key)
Option+’

« »

Spanish/French quotation marks

Option+\
Shift+Option+\

Examples

Example 1: To input French ç (Option+C), hold down the Option, then the C key. The ç will appear.

Example 2: To input French Ç (Shift+Option+C), hold down the Shift key, then the Option key,then the C key. The ç will appear.

Currency Symbols

Macintosh Option Codes for Currency Symbols
SYMBOL NAME CODE
¢ Cent sign Option+4
£ British Pound Option+3
¥ Japanese Yen Option+Y
Euro Sign. Shift+Option+2
May not be in older fonts.
ƒ Dutch Florin Option+F

Math Symbols

See the Math Chart for additional Math codes.
Macintosh Option Codes for Math Symbols
SYMBOL NAME CODE
÷ Division sign Option+/
± Plus/minus sign Shift+Option+=
° The degree symbol Shift+Option+8
¬ "not" symbol Option+L
Greater than or equal to Option+>
Lesser than or equal to Option+<
square root radical sign Option+V
π Pi symbol Option+P
Infinity symbol Option+5
Approximately Option+X
Δ Delta/Difference Option+J
Σ Sum Sign Option+W
Product Pi Symbol Shift+Option+P
Ω Ohm sign Option+Z
µ Micro Option+M
Partial Derivative Option+D
Integral Sign Option+B
Per Mil (1/1000) Sign Shift+Option+R

Other Punctuation

Macintosh Option Codes for Punctuation
SYMBOL NAME CODE
© Copyright symbol Option+G
® Registered Option+R
Trademark Option+2
Paragraph Symbol Option+7
Dot Option+8
§ Section Symbol Option+6
en-dash. Option, then minus sign Option+-
em-dash Shift+Option+-
Dagger Option+T

If the symbol you need is not on this page, try these options.

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