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    Windows Alt Codes

      Alt Codes for typing Spanish characters:

     

     

    Capitals

    Á

    ALT+0193

    É

    ALT+0201

    Í

    ALT+0205

    Ó

    ALT+0211

    Ú

    ALT+0218

    Ñ

    ALT+0209

    Ü

    ALT+0220

     

     

     

    Lowercase

    á

    ALT+0225

    é

    ALT+0233

    í

    ALT+0237

    ó

    ALT+0243

    ú

    ALT+0250

    ñ

    ALT+0241

    ü

    ALT+0252

     

     

    Punctuation

    ¿

    ALT+0191

    ¡

    ALT+0161

    º

    ALT+0186 (Masculine Ordinal)

    ª

    ALT+0170 (Feminine Ordinal)

     

    Macintosh Accent Codes

    Character

    Description

    Acute Accent

    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 & N tilde.

    Ü, ü

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

    ¿

    Shift+Option+?     

    ¡

    Option+1

     

     

     
     
    Typing Spanish Characters and Accent Marks

    Contents

    1.     Method 1: Google Input Tools (Recommended)

    1.     1.1 Using the Spanish keyboard ()

    2.     1.2 Using the US International keyboard ()

    2.     Method 2: Numerical Shortcodes

    1.     2.1 On a Windows Keyboard

    2.     2.2 On A Macintosh Keyboard

    3.     Related Pages

     


    Method 1: Google Input Tools (Recommended)

    Google Input Tools is an extension for Chrome browser and Chromebooks. You will need to be using Chrome and have the extension installed before use. See the Setting Up Google Input Tools page for instructions on installing the extension and adding keyboards.

    After you've installed the Google Input Tools, click theSpanish Keyboard Icon)

    The spanish keyboard is almost the same as an English keyboard except with a few additional shortcuts: 

    • To type an accented character, type an apostrophe ('), followed by the letter. For example, to get á, type ' and then a.
    • To type ñ, tap the semicolon (;) key.
    • To type ¡, tap the equal sign (=) key
    • To type ¿, hold down shift and tap the equal sign (=) key

    You can also click the corresponding key on the virtual keyboard that appears.

    Using the US International keyboard (US Internation Keyboard)

    While holding down the Ctrl and Alt keys, tap the letter you'd like the Spanish character of, e.g.

    • Ctrl + Alt + a = á
    • Ctrl + Alt + 1 = ¡
    • Ctrl + Alt + / = ¿
    • Ctrl + Alt + n =ñ

    Method 2: Numerical Shortcodes

    On a Windows Keyboard

    Laptop Keyboard

    When typing characters on a Windows computer, always use the numeric (extended) keypad on the right of your keyboard and not the row of numbers at the top. (On a laptop without a keypad, turn on "num lock" and use the function key with the virtual number pad, e.g. Alt+Fn+0225)

    á = Alt 0225

    í = Alt 0237

    ú = Alt 0250

    ü = Alt 0252

    Á = Alt 0193

    Í = Alt 0205

    Ú = Alt 0218

    Ü = Alt 0220

    é = Alt 0233

    ó = Alt 0243

    ñ = Alt 0241

    ¿ = Alt 0191

    É = Alt 0201

    Ó = Alt 0211

    Ñ = Alt 0209

    ¡ = Alt 0161

     

    On A Macintosh Keyboard

    1. Press and hold the option key, then press the “e” key 
    2. Release both and press the vowel you want accented



    Option-e +a = á

    Option-e + i =  í

    Option-e + u = ü