Learn how to enter special characters such as French and Spanish accents.

Every now and then you might need to enter a special character in a document, or within an app. It might be an accent used by a foreign language, such as an acute symbol, a diaeresis, or an underbar.

Finding these characters on your keyboard can be tricky, because they’re not always labeled, but thankfully, it’s really easy to explore and apply these accents: just hold down the corresponding letter, then choose the correct accent via the pop-up field. Here’s what it looks like when you hold down the e character when typing an email:

And here’s what it looks like when you hold down the e character in Safari:

 

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