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Does anyone know how to type a letter with a ~ above it?

I recently switched and added the Brazilian Portuguese keyboard to my computer so I could type accents easier. I know how to type all of the accents with the actual Portuguese keyboard except for a letter with the ~ accent above it. I would love to know how to do it, because it's an inconvenience to have to switch back to the English keyboard and type Control+Shift+the ~ key and then a letter every time I want that accent.

Sorry if this has been asked before. I looked and I couldn't find anything.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Skutir

If you are using a PC you need to change your keyboard to international, then use tilde - n (as two keystrokes) for ñ, or same thing with an a for ã. BTW you can also do accents with this, single-quote then a vowel for á é í ó ú. Double quote followed by "a" will give you ä, Shift-6 (carat) then "o" will give you ô, which you also need for Portugues. Hope that helps!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PortugueseHeart

Thank you so much! That worked :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SDPhil
SDPhil
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What type of computer do you have? If it is a Mac, hold down alt and press n then the "tilde"will show, then press the actually letter you need.

For example: ALT+N+A = ã

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pinchbeck31

Yes someone kindly explained it recently. Press the letter you want and all the various accents will be shown for that letter eg ã á à â. You have to drag onto the accent you want, clicking just makes them disappear. Drove me mad for ages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TerraZe
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This works for mobile, but not so much for a real keyboard. When I'm on a real keyboard, I use international. On that you can type "~a" for "ã". It takes getting used to, but it works for me.

4 years ago