Mac Keyboard Codes for Spanish Letters
Macintosh Accent Codes
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.
Type Option+U, then either lowercase U for ü or capital U for Ü.
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)
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.
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.)
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.
I have that feature on my phone and iPad, but not on the laptop keyboard. I love that feature!
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.
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.