macbook pro spanish character problem

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  1. zeiter macrumors 6502

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    I am currently having problems with my keyboard settings. When I try and do "á" it turns out to be this instead "∂" how can i fix this problem?

    On this website, it says:

    To get accents on the Mac, hold down the Option key, and while holding it down, type the letter e; then release those keys and type the letter that you want the accent to appear on:

    * á = Opt + e, then a
    * é = Opt + e, then e
    * í = Opt + e, then i
    * ó = Opt + e, then o
    * ú = Opt + e, then u

    then when I just do Opt+e it gets me this ∂ and i can't enter the following letter..:(

    thank you very much :)*
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Well, what you're actually getting is the "curly d" symbol for partial derivatives, which is usually achieved using opt-d.

    A couple of dumb questions:

    1. You are actually hitting opt-e, right? I only ask this because "d" is awfully close to "e".

    2. This is a U.S. English keyboard, correct? And you're sure it's set to be using English? Maybe try turning on Keyboard Viewer (use System Preferences --> International to turn it on and then select it from the input menu bar item) and take a look to make sure things are mapped correctly and watch what's lighting up as you type.
     
  3. zeiter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm using French Canadian keyboard....and yes I do Opt+e and it gives me ∂ because Opt+d gives me ª
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Ah, there we go. The French Canadian layout is different for symbols. You can open Keyboard Viewer as I described above to see where things are.

    For the acute accent that you want, you'll need to use Shift-Option-; on a French Canadian layout.
     

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