Typing accents on the Mac has always been a pain. Sure, you could enable the Character Palette to make it easier, or remember the key combinations of some common accented characters, but aren't computers supposed to make our lives easier?
Yes, they are. And OS X Lion makes typing accented characters much easier. Here's how to do it:
- Type as you normally would. When you get to the character that requires an accent hold the key down.
- A menu pops up (seen to the right) with a few options. Hit the number under the accented character you want.
You'll never misspell résumé again (except when you're taking screenshots for a blog post, that is)!