How to change secondary characters on Mac keyboard?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Jolly.Roger, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Jolly.Roger macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2013
    Hello and let me begin with the fact I am not an English speaker, hence I require a language input with some special letters (if you're curious, they look like this - ąčęė etc.). Naturally, they sit in my number row. That means that I need to switch to English to be able to write numbers or symbols such as !@#$.

    Now there's this little function, letting you to use alternative symbols of your numbers row - when you hold ALT button and type numbers, it gives you various symbols, in my case, it's ¡™£¢∞ or, holding alt and shift - ⁄€‹›fifl‡ and so on.

    Now the problem is, I don't need these funny symbols. What I need is to be able to use my native language, then, pressing ALT, get access to numbers and to !@#$ symbols with ALT+SHIFT. However, usual settings doesn't give me such option.

    I am sorry for this terribly complicated explanation, I hope somebody understand what I want or at least can give me an idea of what to google as I don't know how to put it in a few words.

    And yes, it's a very very important function to me and trust me, switching between languages is not fast enough if you work as a journalist. :}
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Could System Preferences > Language & Text > Input Sources > Input source shortcuts help?
  3. Jolly.Roger thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2013
    Nope, not really. I am afraid I should somehow do it manually as Mac OS doesn't seem to provide me with an option to change these settings.

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