I have a MacBook Pro with English (US) keyboard layout. I usually hold the right-alt (option) key, and press E to activate the accented vowel insertion (it shows a placeholder where the accented letter—
Ú—would appear), and after pressing the corresponding vowel it will be inserted in place. Similar procedure using the N key to insert the
I also have an Ubuntu Desktop computer with Latin American keyboard layout. Latin American Spanish keyboards have the acute accent character
´ right after the P key. In order to insert an accented vowel, you type first the acute accent, and then the vowel. Similarly to insert the
Ñ characters, one would type the
~ character and then the
Everything fine until here.
The problem is when I have to run a Linux OS on a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) on the Mac. I don't have the
´ character on the physical keyboard, and the right-alt (option) key doesn't have the same effect as in Mac OS.
The question here is, if there's a way to insert international (or at least accented vowels, which are the ones I mostly use) characters from the physical keyboard of the Mac, to the guest OS in the VirtualBox?