Shortcut special characters

Hi everyone,
I’m French and therefore am using a lot of capital letters with accents. I was wondering if there was a way to create a shortcut to allow me to directly type “É”, for example, without having to open the “special characters” window.
Sorry if this question has already been asked and answered, I couldn’t find anything on the subject…


Scrivener uses the standard Mac way of doing this, so this should work in most other programs too: Press Option-e (i.e. the Option/Alt key and “e” at the same time). This will show just the accent highlighted in orange. Then type “e” or whatever character you want to appear under the accent. (Other accents can be created using other Option-character combinations, such as Opt-n, or Opt-u for the German umlaut.)

Hope that helps.

All the best,

For the use of Keyboard Viewer to find the way to type accents and special characters, see here.

There is a set of instructions specific to French here.

Thanks for your quick response guys !