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§ Jessica Hische's Quotes and Accents : http://quotesandaccents.com

§ Viljamis Dashes : http://viljamis.com/dashes

§ Left Double Quote

“ = option + [

§ Right Double Quote

” = option + shift + [

§ Left single quote:

‘ = option + ]

§ Right single quote:

’ = option + shift + ]

§ Any letter with ˆ above it:

option + i then release and type the letter you want accented

âêîôû ÂÊÎÔÛ

§ Any letter with ´ above it:

option + e then release and type the letter you want accented

áéíóú ÁÉÍÓÚ

§ Any letter with ` above it:

option +` then release and type the letter you want accented

àèìòù ÀÈÌÒÙ

§ Any letter with ¨ above it:

option + u then release and type the letter you want accented

äëïöüÿ ÄËÏÖÜŸ

§ Any letter with ˜ above it:

option + n then release and type the letter you want accented

ñãõ ÑÃÕ

§ To type an å:

option + a for lowercase shift + option + a for uppercase

å Å

§ To type a ç:

option + c for lowercase shift + option + c for uppercase

ç Ç

§ A hyphen: -

You know how to make this.

Used to break single words into parts (like when lines of type break within a word) or to join separate words into single words.

I love me some hand-lettering.

§ en dash: –

option + - Used in dates to replace “to” or “and”. It can also be used to illustrate the relationship between two different words.

I was in jail from 1976–1978. Mother–daughter beauty pageants make me uncomfortable. I have a love–hate relationship with stretchy denim.

§ em dash: —

option + shift + -

For a break of thought similar to but stronger than a thought contained within parentheses. An em dash can also be used where a period (or full-stop) seems too strong but a comma seems too weak. At times it can have a similar vibe to a colon. Some non-Americans use en dashes in place of em dashes and add a space before and after them.

I once had to use the bus station bathroom—horrifying. I tried a durian fruit once—tasted like hamburger pudding.

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