Macintosh Option Codes for Accented Letters

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NOTES

Acute

       ó Ó

Option+E, V

 

Circumflex

       ô Ô

Option+I, V

 

Grave

       ò Ò

Option+`, V

 

Tilde

       õ Õ

Option+N, V

Only works with "n,N,o,O,a,A"

Umlaut

       ö Ö

Option+U, V

 

 

Example 1: To input the letter ó, hold down the Option key, then the E key. Release both keys then type lowercase o.

 

Example 2: To input the letter Ó, hold down the Option key, then the E key. Release both keys then type capital O.

 

Macintosh Option Codes for Foreign Characters

SYMBOL

NAME

CODE

¡

Upside-down exclamation mark

              Option+1

¿

Upside-down question mark

              Shift+Option+?

Ç,ç

French C cedille (caps/lowecase)

              Shift+Option+C
              Option+C

Œ,œ

OE ligature (caps/lowecase)

              Shift+Option+Q
              Option+Q

ß

German Sharp/Double S

              Option+S

º, ª

Masculine Ordinal Number (Span/Ital/Portuguese)
Feminine Ordinal Number

              Option+0
              Option+9

Ø,ø

Nordic O slash (caps/lowecase)

              Shift+Option+O
              Option+O

Å,å

Nordic A ring (caps/lowecase)

              Shift+Option+A
              Option+A

Æ,æ

AE ligature (caps/lowecase)

              Shift+Option+'
              Option+'

« »

Spanish/French quotation marks

              Option+\
              Shift+Option+\

 

Example 1: To input French ç (Option+C), hold down the Option, then the C key. The ç will appear.

 

Example 2: To input French Ç (Shift+Option+C), hold down the Shift key, then the Option key,then the C key. The ç will appear.

 

 

On a PC:

Hold down the ALT key and type the number code below for the desired character. When you release the ALT key, the accented letter or Spanish character will appear.

 

CHARACTER          ANSI CODE              ASCII CODE

á                                   Alt + 0225                     Alt + 160

é                                   Alt + 0233                     Alt + 130

í                                    Alt + 0237                     Alt + 161

ó                                   Alt + 0243                     Alt + 162

ú                                   Alt + 0250                     Alt + 163

ñ                                   Alt + 0241                     Alt + 164

¿                                   Alt +0191                      Alt + 168

¡                                   Alt + 0161                     Alt + 173

É                                   Alt + 0201                     Alt + 144

Á                                  Alt + 0193       

Í                                    Alt + 0205       

Ó                                 Alt + 0211       

Ú                                 Alt + 0218       

Ñ                                 Alt + 0209                     Alt + 165

Ü                                 Alt + 0220                     Alt +154

ü                                   Alt + 0252                     Alt + 129

ç                                   Alt + 0231       

Ç                                  Alt + 0199                     Alt + 128

«                                   Alt + 0171       

»                                   Alt + 0187     

 

OR

 

KEY               SHORTCUT                         KEY               SHORTCUT

À                     Ctrl+`, Shift+A                       à                      Ctrl+`, a

Á                     Ctrl+', Shift+A                        á                      Ctrl+', a

à                    Ctrl+~, Shift+A                      ã                      Ctrl+~, a

Ä                     Ctrl+:, Shift+A                       ä                      Ctrl+:, a

È                      Ctrl+`, Shift+E                        è                      Ctrl+`, e

É                      Ctrl+', Shift+E                        é                      Ctrl+', e

Ë                      Ctrl+:, Shift+E                        ë                      Ctrl+:, e

Ì                       Ctrl+`, Shift+I                         ì                       Ctrl+`, i

Í                       Ctrl+', Shift+I                         í                       Ctrl+', i

Ï                       Ctrl+:, Shift+I                         ï                       Ctrl+:, i

Ñ                     Ctrl+~, Shift+N                      ñ                      Ctrl+~, n

Ò                     Ctrl+`, Shift+O                       ò                      Ctrl+`, o

Ó                     Ctrl+', Shift+O                        ó                      Ctrl+', o

Ö                     Ctrl+:, Shift+O                       ö                      Ctrl+:, o

Ù                     Ctrl+`, Shift+U                       ù                      Ctrl+`, u

Ú                     Ctrl+', Shift+U                        ú                      Ctrl+', u

Ü                     Ctrl+:, Shift+U                       ü                      Ctrl+:, u