2 sec macOS How to use non-MacBook accents

2 sec macOS How to use non-MacBook accents



When purchasing a MacBook, or even when using one of its various models for the first time, it is common to find the way in which accents are used – or rather, the absence of them – on the integrated keyboard of Apple notebooks and on its external keyboards with Bluetooth connection , such as Magic Keyboard.

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Because they use an international keyboard formatting model, both MacBooks and Apple’s Magic Keyboard have some tricks to actually activate the accents and special characters needed for use in the Portuguese language, such as the “C” with cedilla and the acute accents and circumflex, mainly.

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Here’s how to use accents and special characters on your MacBook’s built-in keyboard and Apple’s Magic Keyboard:

  • Acute accent (´): ⌥ Option + E
  • Circumflex accent (^): ⌥ Option + I (letter key “i”)
  • Back quote (`): ⌥ Option + `
  • To (~): ⌥ Option + N
  • C with cedilla (ç): ⌥ Option + C
  • Trema (¨): ⌥ Option + U
  • Female Ordinal (th): ⌥ Option + 9
  • Male ordinal (º): ⌥ Option + 0 (zero number key, on the keyboard mole)
  • Grau (˚): ⌥ Option + K
  • Approximately (≈): ⌥ Option + X
  • Ellipsis (…): ⌥ Option + ;

Note: when using the commands mentioned above, you must activate the letter you want to use right after the accent activated. Example: press the command ⌥ Option + E, and immediately after press the “E” key again to type the word “é”.