Typographical characters in an Apple keyboard

In a Mac with the Portuguese (Portugal) keyboard layout, these keyboard shortcuts are available for common typographical characters via the alt key:

  • —    m-dash    alt -
  • –      n-dash    alt shift -
  • …    ellipsis    alt .
  • “      left double curly quote    alt ,
  • ”      right double curly quote    alt shift ,
  • ‘      left single curly quote    alt l
  • ’      right single curly quote or apostrophe   alt shift l


In the case of an English (British) keyboard layout, the common Portuguese accents are also accessible via the alt key:

Keyboard Layout British + Alt