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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Windows 10, typing accents

I recently found myself unable to type accents. I was using QWERTY with the Latin American Spanish option and it just was't working, no matter what Google-found suggestions I tried.

Finally, today, I discovered this youtube video where I found a solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIgvrFD9d-8

I removed my Latin American Spanish option, and added the Spain Spanish option. Just like that, my accents started working again.

I don't know why I stopped being able to use the accents with the Latin American option. But, I'm super glad to be able to type accents again. So, I hope this can help someone else since it took me 4 days to finally be able to type accents.

Buena suerte con sus estudios! ^_^

May 23, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writchie4

I use the "United States-International" keyboard layout and have never had any issues. That might be worth a try if anybody else runs into issues with the Spanish/Latin-American keyboard.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SweenCat

Usagiboy7, do you have to use a combination of keys to type the accents? I have my PC (Windows 10) set for English/International and for example, when you type accented vowels, you tap a single quote key then the vowel. Is it the same for the Spain Spanish option?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

SweenCat,

I am using English (United States) Keyboard. And yes, with the Spanish (Spain) option I now press the quote button followed by the vowel and it produces the accent mark I want. I haven't tried to type the U with the dots on top of it yet.


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    I don’t understand the “Win 10” in the title. Is this a serious of posts ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wombatua

    Microsoft Windows 10? Usagiboy is noting the operating system being used; accessing different keyboards works differently on Windows versus Mac, and on computers versus cell phone telephones.

    And "series of posts." Not "serious of..."


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

    Hi Chistopher580771,
    Thanks for seeking clarification! It helps me remember to try to make clearer subject titles. I'll go ahead and edit mine. :)

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