On my macbook if I want to write single quotation ' then letter a I get letter á instead of 'a what is the problem, and how can I fix it?
Example: if I want to write apple inside single quotation like 'apple' I get ápple

  • You're using the wrong character for single quotation marks. Quotation marks (double and single) share the same key on a standard ANSI/ISO keyboard layout, just press shift for double quotation marks, and no modifier key for single quotation marks. If you're interested in the differences, google the backtick ' vs quotation marks '.
    – AVelj
    Commented Aug 30, 2022 at 13:43
  • @AVelj No, he is using the right keys but the wrong input source/keyboard layout. apple.stackexchange.com/questions/439009/… Commented Aug 30, 2022 at 14:00

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Go to system preferences > keyboard > input sources and get rid of the item called US International PC. Instead use US or ABC.

(US International PC is a special layout intended for users who want to easily make the most common accented characters in W European languages)

  • You solved the problem, thank you very much
    – coder
    Commented Aug 30, 2022 at 16:46

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