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by Tom Nelson

Ever since OS X Lion, the Mac operating system has supported the same method of adding diacritical marks to characters that is found in iOS devices. Now when you need to add an umlauttrema, or other glyph to your writing, you no longer have to use a font character viewer to gain access to the appropriate diacritical mark.

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Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

This simple process is part of OS X’s auto correct spelling feature. As such, it should work for the vast majority of existing applications that use the Mac’s built-in text handling.

No doubt there are a few applications that won’t support this new feature, likely because the developers have rolled their own text manipulation package, instead of using the one provided by OS X.

Read more on About: Macs.

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