Diacritical typing with Mac OS

Meet me at the café for jalapeño poppers. Then we’ll catch an Über to my château and I’ll read you my résumé. It was too easy to type that. It is always a happy moment when I discover something new on my mac.

Today I learned a new word: A diacritic is a mark that is added to a letter. The symbolic meaning of a diacritic varies from language to language. We see them most commonly in English words we’ve borrowed from the Romance languages. Apple has made it easy to work them into your typing. Simply hold down a key (usually a vowel) and select the number of the diacritical mark you desire.

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 10.18.50 PM

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s