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Is there a way to use the keyboard to type Spanish letters with accent marks instead of clicking on them?

May 18, 2012



On a Mac, option-e + a, e, i, o, u = á, é, í, ó, ú, option-n + n = ñ, and option-u + u = ü.


In WIndows, you need to add the "United States - International" keyboard layout under "Region and Languages" in Control Panel. You can then use: ~n to make ñ 'a, 'e, 'i etc to make á, é, í, "u to make ü RightAlt-/ to make ¿ RightAlt-1 to make ¡

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306560 for details.


this is likely still way to cumbersome, but on my mac I use the option + e to get the accent mark and then type the appropriate letter and i use the option + n and then type n to get the n with tilde, thus: ñ as far as bilingway, I've not figured a way away from clicking the is it an umlaut?


I tried this but I still can't get it to work. I can type a letter with an accent in Word, but not in Firefox (with Windows)


Where did my line-breaks go? Sorry, hope it still makes sense.


Well I hope it helps but after 8 years it may not be needed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6eWzymQDQ (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIgvrFD9d-8 (2016) By the same person and found it very clear. It shows the two keyboards to compare and I added the short cut shown below.

1) Accented Voyels ( ´+ voyel ) "á é ó í ú " 2) ¿? (Shft =) and (Shft minus) ? 3) ¡! (= ) and (Shft1) 4) Trema: (Shft´ Release + voyel) ä ö ï ü ë 5) Colon, semi colon (Shft R arrow, L arrow) : ; 6) Parentheses (Shft 8 then Shft 9) 7) = (Shft 0) ☺ 8) Plus (Square R bracket ) + 9) Ç (Backward slash) ‘’ 10) Single quotation mark (- ) ‘enclosed’ repeat – at the end of ‘text’! 11) Double Quots (Shft 2) Same as single “text”
12) 7=/, 6 = &, 5 = %, 4 =$ On my pc I could not get the R Alt + 2,3 to see what on the video? But

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