Ease of typing
On other Operating Systems except Windows 7, I do not know how to get special characters on the keyboard for EASY typing, but on Windows 7, Follow these instructions:
- Go to Control Panel
- Go to Ease of Access Center
- Go to Make the Keyboard Easier to Use
- Add a Dvorak Keyboard or Change Other Keyboard Input Settings
- Change Keyboards (under Keyboards and Languages Panel)
- Under English (United States), check the box of United States-International
- Click Okay and then go to Advanced Key Settings
- Assign the Keyboard Shortcuts to Change Languages
'+o=ó '+a=á ;=ñ '+i=í etc.
Note: The characters ' '' ` ~ don't show up unless you press a space after them (the space doesn't get processed) this is so that you can put those accent mark over letters e.g. ' and then e = é and " and then u = ü
It's pretty similar if you're still running XP...
Click on Control Panel Click Regional and Language Options - a new window will pop up Click the Languages tab Click on the Details button Click the Add button - a new window will pop up Select United States-International (keyboard layout menu) Click OK Click Apply
(See mikeydee's post for how to use.)
For OS X, this method to type "special" characters works out-of-the-box. With the default settings on Lion, one can also hold down a key for a short time and a context menu will pop up with similar special characters. Hitting the appropriate number key or clicking on the character (with the mouse) will insert the character. This second method also works on iOS devices.