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  1. #1


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    How to type international characters on the macbook?
    Hello all,

    I've got a mb since a few days, and one thing I still haven't found - how do I type special characters on the macbook, like accents on letters, inverted question mark, ...

    It's very easy to do on linux, but I just can't figure out how it should work on Mac.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    MacHeadCase
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    There are two things you can activate via the System Preferences -> International -> Input Menu.

    Simply tick ON Character Palette and Keyboard Viewer.

    These two options will show up in the menubar, under the language for your keyboard (see attached file).

    I have attached a screenshot of the Character Palette and the Keyboard Viewer so you can see what these do and look like.
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    White MB 13.3" / iPod Nano 2nd gen
    Ok, thanks, that's one way. No way to do it "while typing"?

    If i have to start typing spanish letters through that, I'm going to be busy for hours...

  4. #4
    MacHeadCase
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    For certain characters, you can use a combination of Option and Option + Shift and it all depends on the font that is in use.

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    Oh! Nice, that was more what I was looking for! Thanks!

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    MacBook Cor 2 Duo 2G Ram/ 80GB HD White with SuperDrive

  7. #7


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    Thanks!

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