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Mac Keyboard Codes for Spanish Letters

Macintosh Accent Codes

Accent (e.g.Ó)
Type Option+E, then the vowel. For instance, to type á hold down Option+E, then type lowercase A. To type Á, hold down Option+E, then type capital A.

Ñ,ñ Type Option+N, then either lowercase N for ñ or capital N for Ñ.

Ü, ü
Type Option+U, then either lowercase U for ü or capital U for Ü.

¿
Shift+Option+?
¡
Option+1

º, ª
Option+0 (Masculine Ordinal Number Marker) Option+9 (Feminine Ordinal Number Marker)

«, »
Option+ Shift+Option+ (Double Angle Quotes)


Shift+Option+2 (may not work for older System 9 fonts)

3 years ago

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How about windows?

3 years ago

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I just added Windows as a separate topic . I hope it helps :)

3 years ago

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I just did

3 years ago

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Also, for the letters, you can hold the key down and the available choices pop up. So, for (a), you see (à á â ä æ ã å ā). Then you can click the corresponding number key or use your mouse to click.

3 years ago

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This method isn’t available in older versions of OS X (it was introduced in Lion), and even in newer versions it can be disabled via a Terminal command. (If it was disabled, though, it can be reënabled through another Terminal command — see below.)

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Thanks, that's good to know. My mother doesn't upgrade her tech as frequently as I do, and then needs me to sort issues with it.

3 years ago

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I have that feature on my phone and iPad, but not on the laptop keyboard. I love that feature!

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Does your laptop run OS X? If so, which version of OS X does it run?

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I am running OS X v. 10.10.2 on a MacBook Pro. I think it is pretty current, but maybe not. I have tried holding down the keys on the keyboard, but nothing happens. I'll look into an update.

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OS X 10.10.4 was just released, but 10.10.2 is certainly modern enough to support the pop-up letter menu. After updating to 10.10.4 through Software Update, open Terminal and enter the following command (all on a single line — copying and pasting is easiest) at the prompt, pressing the Return key to submit it:

defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true

After giving it that command, enter exit and press the Return key to close the Terminal window, then press ⌘Q to quit Terminal, then log out. When you log in again, you should be able to use the pop-up letter menu.

3 years ago

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Awesome! Thank you, that worked!

3 years ago