If you know the Unicode code point for a special character you need, you can type that character using an input method called “Unicode Hex Input.” Continue reading “Enabling Unicode Hex Input”
Input methods and the Input Menu
To type in a language using a character set that is not the same as your system’s default, you need to enable an input method, aka “keyboard” (not to be confused with the physical object under your fingers). The input method controls what glyph is produced when you type a key or combination/sequence of keys. Continue reading “Enabling “keyboards” for other languages”
Use the ABC Extended (formerly US Extended) keyboard and type option-a before the letter for a macron and option-b for a breve.
It will depend on the input method that you are using. Using the GreekKeys Unicode input (2008 and 2015 versions at least), type option-shift-= before the letter for a macron and option-= for a breve.
Use the ABC Extended (formerly US Extended) keyboard and type option-x before the letter.
If you need to type another key sequence before the letter (e.g., for a macron), you can type option-shift-x after the letter. This latter method also works better after some letters, so if typing option-x before doesn’t work, try option-shift-x after.
It will depend on the input method that you are using. Using the GreekKeys Unicode input (2008 and 2015 versions at least), type option-. [period] after the letter.
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