Luckily, you have a couple of different ways to pop those accents into your writings. This tutorial shows you how to type accents on a Mac.
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To switch between keyboard layouts click the keyboard icon on the task bar and choose which layout you want to use. Changing the keyboard layout will only affect the log on profile used. No other users will be affected.
If you followed the above directions carefully, your keyboard will now react slightly differently than it did before. First of all, notice that if you strike the single apostrophe ' key, nothing happens. To type the single apostrophe now, you must strike the single apostrophe key and then strike the space bar. When you strike the spacebar, the apostrophe will appear. The next thing to note is that the quotes " key behaves the same way as the apostrophe key. You must first strike the quotes key and then strike the space bar in order to create the " symbol.
These two minor inconveniences are more than made up for by the ease with which you can now type the special characters. To type the special characters, two keystrokes are required. The other characters are just as easy:. To type the special punctuation characters, you need to hold down on the Alt key while you strike the appropriate punctuation mark. On some keyboards, only one of the two Alt keys will work for this.
If, for some reason, you don't want to change your keyboard, you can always type in the troublesome cryptic codes. Using this arcane system, the following codes apply:. Jump to.
Sections of this page. There are other layouts that may work better for each language, but this is the one I find the fastest and easiest for Portuguese users. Scroll through the list to find and select the keyboard you want. Name required. Mail will not be published required.
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