How to type accented letters with accent codes in Mac OS X

Grave, tilde, acute, circumflex, umlaut… all the fun accent codes that you might need to use. So if you need to type an accented letter in Mac OS X, here’s how.

To get this type of accent over a letter, type this command followed by the letter you want accented:

  • à – option+`
  • â – option+i
  • á – option+e
  • ä – option+u
  • ã – option+n

I just used the letter A as an example but you can insert accents over letter. Now my sister in Spanish class can stop pulling her hair out. Buena suerte Trish!