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Please help, I'm studying a language course which requires Special characters input but I cannot find an "international" option on my System Preferences. I'm using a MacBook on Lion. Please please can anyone suggest anything? In Desperation, Thanks!
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Which foreign language are you trying to type in? Your Mac (OS X) supports many different languages including Arabic, Asian, Hebrew, and so forth. Easy enough to change over on the fly. Let us know. (Be sure to include the specs on your Mac)
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Please help, I'm studying a language course which requires Special characters input but I cannot find an "international" option on my System Preferences. I'm using a MacBook on Lion. Please please can anyone suggest anything? In Desperation, Thanks!
Hi Tills.... - welcome to MacForums!

First, keep in mind that if you hold down certain keys, especially the vowels, a 'pop-up' menu appears that will offer you a number of options for non-English characters - a number permits a selection.

Second, by going to 'Language & Text' in System Preferences, the to 'Input Sources', the 'Character & Keyboard Viewer' can be added to your left top menu bar - take a look at my screen capture (the blue arrow shows the character viewer icon) - and the opened viewer which will permit numerous Latin (or many others) selections - let us know if these suggestions help - good luck! Dave
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