OS X Lion: See how to type characters in another language
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You can use the Keyboard Viewer to see where characters from other languages are located on your keyboard.
Turn on the Keyboard Viewer
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Language & Text, and then click Input Sources.
- Select the Keyboard & Character Viewer checkbox.
- Make sure the checkbox next to each input source you want to use is selected and that “Show Input menu in menu bar” is selected.
See where characters from another language are located on your keyboard
- Choose Show Keyboard Viewer from the Input menu in the menu bar (looks like a flag or character).
- Choose the input source for the language you want to type in from the Input menu.
The Keyboard Viewer shows the keyboard layout for that language.
- Press the key on your keyboard that corresponds to the character you want to enter.
Last Modified: Oct 31, 2013