How to type accents and special characters ( ¿ ¡ ñ ü Ñ á ...)

edited September 2011 in Spanish
¿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


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