Insert special characters in TextEdit on Mac
You can add special characters, symbols and characters in other languages to TextEdit documents.
Note: When you edit a rich text document, TextEdit automatically replaces straight quotes and double hyphens with curly quotes and em dashes. To learn how to change this setting, see Change settings.
Add special characters
Add mathematical symbols, arrows and more using the Character Viewer.
In the TextEdit app on your Mac, position the insertion point in the document where you want to add a character.
Choose Edit > Emoji & Symbols (or use the Touch Bar), then choose a character.
For information about the Character Viewer, see Use Emoji and symbols.
Enter characters in other languages
In the TextEdit app on your Mac, do any of the following:
To enter characters with accent marks, see Enter characters with accent marks.
To change the language you’re using, see Write in another language.
To mix right-to-left text (such as Arabic or Hebrew) with left-to-right text (such as English), see Change the direction of text.