# Insert accented letters in passwords

This should be easy, but I cannot solve it by myself.

How can I insert accented letters in passwords?

When I go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Change Password... and in the password field for instance I hold the letter u, it won't show the list of possible accented letters, it just repeats the u.

If I use Alt+u to get the placeholder for ü (so that I can type u to get it with the umlaut), it won't show the "insert a letter now" yellow placeholder, instead I get a beep. The same goes for Alt+i, Alt+n, Alt+e, only beeps and no possibility to enter an accented letter.

Moreover, if I enable the "Show emoji and symbols" as in the picture below, I am able to insert symbols in the hint, but in the password it is completely prohibited.

The same goes with "Show keyboard viewer" and try to insert with Alt+e|u|i|n to be able to finally enter euin to get the symbols éüîñ, I get a beep. The only accent that sort of works is the backtick Alt+backtick, but it inserts the backtick itself without prompting for the letter to be accented.

Input source: US English
OS X version: El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21)

Is there a way?

Perhaps not a fully security bullet proof solution but definitely the simplest and quickest one.

1. Open any location where you can type in normal text