Q. When composing email and other documents I often need to use special characters like the ones you see when spelling words in Spanish. Is there an easy way to access these special characters when typing on an iPhone?
A. What you are asking about is what’s known as diacritical marks. These are the symbols placed above or below a letter in a word to indicate a particular pronunciation in a specific language. This includes things like the n with a tilde that produces the en-yah sound in Spanish or the umlaut in languages like Finnish, Swedish and others.