Tagged: Diacritics

How to Type Accents and Special Characters on a Mac

Sample special characters popup screen for iOS
Let's start with the obvious. There are more characters than keys on a keyboard. We're all familiar with the shift key, which allows multiple characters to be accessible via one button. But again, that only scratches the surface. I spent four years working for a publisher as a typesetter and designer. This company specialized in the ancient Near East and biblical studies. This meant typesetting in a number of languages (even hieroglyphics). When typing in Hebrew or Greek, for example, we'd simply Read More