We’ve now (version 4.4.1) made all of these common characters accessible after pressing opt, no additional shift is needed. Is this alternative still needed? If so, how would the uppercase versions of these letters be obtained? And is this about getting to the keys (which would be same number of taps either way), or labeling them in some way so the character “behind them on opt” is visible?Geoff Costello commented
It’s about labeling them so the character is visible. Just have the special character at the top left or right of the key so you know what to press. Perhaps it could also highlight as you press Opt. It’s just they are so common to use. A lot of normal keyboards have special characters above the QWERTY keys for the same reason.