How to type accents and special characters ( ¿ ¡ ñ ü Ñ á ...)
  • August 2011
    ¿Cuántas veces has intentado escribir un correo electrónico o documento en español y no has sabido como teclear los acentos o símbolos especiales?

    How many times have you tried to write an email or a document in Spanish and you can't find the way to type accents and special characters?

    It happened to me plenty of times while using an american computer. Here it is a quick list!


    TO TYPE ACCENTS ON A MAC:

    á  é  í  ó  ú   ->  press together (Option + e) and then the vowel.
    Á É  Í Ó Ú  ->  press together (Option e) and then press together (Shift + the vowel)
    ü  -> press together (Option + u) and then u again.
    Ü
    -> press together (Option + u) and then press together (Shift + u)
    ñ -> press (Option + n) and then n again.
    Ñ -> press Option + n) and then press together (Shift + n)
    ¡  -> press (Option + 1) or OPTION + the key where ! sing is.
    ¿ -> (Option + Shift + ?) Press the 3 keys together.

    TO TYPE ACCENTS ON WINDOWS:

    á  é  í  ó  ú   ->  press together (Control + Alt) and then the vowel
    ñ   ->  Alt + 164
    Ñ 
    -> Alt + 165
    ü 
    -> Alt + 129
    ¡   -> Alt + 173
    ¿ 
    -> Alt + 168