Macintosh Accent Codes

Mac Accent Codes / Mac Leestekens

Accented Vowels

For the Template, the symbol “V” means any vowel. The format is to hold the first two keys down simultaneously, release, then type the vowel you wish to be accented.
Note: You should use the French Keyboard if you need to type accents on the letter y.

Acute á Á Option+E, V
Circumflex â Â Option+I, V
Grave à À Option+`, V
Umlaut ë Ë Option+U, V

Example 1: To input the lower case ó, hold down the Option key, then the E key. Release both keys then type lowercase o.
Example 2: To input the capital Ó, hold down the Option key, then the E key. Release all both keys then type capital O.

Other Characters

ç Option+C
Ç Shift+Option+C
« Option+\
» Shift+Option+\
(not on older fonts)

Accented Y in OS X

Example: For Ý, type Option+E, then capital Y.