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You can find the answer where this question was asked back in 2011: How to add characters to the press and hold character picker in OS X Lion? An extra step is needed for El Capitan: The keyboard's plists of PressAndHold also can no longer be modified to add the new accents in El Capitain


In System preferences, you can change the Input Source to whatever you want. Also, change the region in the Language and Region section to a region where that accented letter is used. That should help! If it doesn't, you can create a shortcut, in the Keyboard section, to achieve typing it quickly. Have a nice day :)


In order to avoid accented characters you need to create and use a custom keylayout file. I followed the steps outlined here:

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