The Spanish language is very diverse and is one of the most spoken languages in the world . However, it can mean trouble when we stumbled on a PC with English keyboard and you have to put accents and eñes in a text. There is a solution that can get you in trouble and it does not matter if your computer is Windows or Mac.
Place accents and eñes on a keyboard if you use Windows
For people who have a conventional keyboard having numeric keys is only necessary use command together with the ALT key. Press the ALT key and enter a number to place the letter marked accordingly.
Vowels accented lowercase
- = Alt + 160
- é = Alt + 130
- R = Alt + 161
- or = Alt + 162
- u = Alt + 163
Vowels accented uppercase
- = ALT + 181
- e = ALT + 144
- I ALT + = 214
- or = ALT + 224
- u = ALT + 233
Letter eñe, I exclamation point and question mark
In languages like English often not use the question mark or exclamation point to the beginning of the sentence. But these characters are also included in the ASCII code so it can also be obtained using the numeric keypad ALT and letter.
- ALT + = 173
- = ALT + 168
- n = ALT + 164
- n = ALT + 165
Using the laptop keyboard English
Some laptops do not have the numeric keys to use the key combination. Although you can activate the numeric keypad (keys in conventional characters) with the Fn key to the combination Alt key and get accented vowels and letter eñe .
To write a character must use the Fn + Alt + 162 (the number that corresponds to each character) keys simultaneously.
Regional Settings Keyboard
There are versions of the Windows operating system that allow multiple locales keyboard . That is, that although the keyboard is made for use with the English language, can be modified to work with the configuration of the Spanish language.
- To configure the keyboard Go to the control Panel/Clock and region/Change date formats, time and numbers
- Click on the link Preferences Language
- Choose the Language option and click on the Choose an input method for always use it as default and choose the Spanish language.
A is doing can use the keyboard configuration normally. The only difference is that the characters of the physical keyboard does not correspond to the configuration, so it can be confusing to start.
Place accents and eñes if you use Apple computers
type on a keyboard English a PC with MacOS operating system will depend on the region. The easiest way to do this is pressing the button for a few seconds until you see a small window pop with several numbered characters.
For example, if you wanted to get the letter ‘A’ marked, you’d have to press the letter “A” until the window display with special characters and select the letter “A” marked (A). applies equally to the eñe letter (N) , just press the “N” key until the window appears, select “N”.
It works similarly to the vowels and letter eñe capitalized. As for exclamation points (!) And question mark (?) Will depend on the region of the computer. In most cases for the question mark must press the “1” and the question mark key “?”.
Another option is to use first c ombinación Alt/Option + letter and keys to enable the tilde. then press the letter you want to accent. Eñe for letter press Alt/Option + and then release the two key presses the letter n.