https://www.duolingo.com/AlpTuredi

Suggestion: Shortcut for Non-English Characters

For the ones who want to write perfect but doesn't have the keyboard for it. You can implement keyboard shortcuts for the letters.

You can use Ctrl+Shift combo like wikipedia, for instance; ctrl+shift+n might print ñ OR ctrl+shift+a for Ä

Captilization would be tricky in this case but you can use the position of the letter for capitilization. I mean if it is the first letter you can capitalize...

I am not sure if I'm posting it the right place. But thank you for reading.

August 27, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Cheryl1

The easiest way to type non-English characters is to use the English(United States) - United States International Keyboard. I've been using it for typing in Spanish for so long it's become automatic! You can add via the control panel on a PC. A Mac? Don't know. Another option is to open up word and set up keyboard shortcuts. Keep 'em simple and after a while typing these characters doesn't even slow you down. I find the specific language keyboards, such as, Spain - Spanish are more of a hassle to use.

August 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AlpTuredi

Yeap, right now I'm using it on my PC, on a Mac it is much easier since you can use the alt key combinations with keyboard layouts, there are more options. Thank you for the suggestion.

August 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/j.dufraigne

On windows, you can use the Alt + number keys. ex: Alt + 164 => ñ Alt + 163 => ú Alt + 162 => ó Alt + 161 => í Alt + 160 => á alt + 144 => É ... Same exist on linux, but I'm not sure the combination

August 29, 2013
Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.