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Old 1st January 2009, 06:35 AM   #61
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I'v just noticed also that on my ubuntu (Hardy Heron) you can select 'character palette' from the toolbar list and simply have a range of characters sitting on your toolbar that can be accessd with one click.

Yep. Great isn't it?
I don't have an en-gb keyboard, so I use it for the £ symbol. You can edit the characters by the way.
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Old 22nd January 2009, 10:59 PM   #62
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¡Ah! Gracías, just what I needed to know. Now I'll just have to resist using them where they're not needed
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Old 22nd January 2009, 11:51 PM   #63
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I have windows vista, and followed the instructions off studyspanish.com, but still cant get the accents to work right. Any ideas?
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Old 23rd January 2009, 11:10 AM   #64
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I have windows vista, and followed the instructions off studyspanish.com, but still cant get the accents to work right. Any ideas?
There is a thread with similar info here
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Old 13th August 2009, 07:30 AM   #65
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Default CopyPasteCharacter page

An ingenious way of adding non standard characters to your work. ñ for example. I just clicked on it in the page of characters and then <CTRL>V in this post. It stays in the clipboard until you overwrite it.
Some more ideas in Lifehacker may also be of use.

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Old 4th September 2009, 10:03 AM   #66
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Oh Ben,
Thank you.
I know different different languages but i never try my self in a Spanish. I thought its really different and very tough to learn but after reading your thread i realized that why i can't learn it?
I must try my self to learn this things.

So i visit that all information you provided and finally decided to learn Spanish through this program.
I am really very thankful to you.
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Old 8th October 2009, 01:02 AM   #67
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I've just joined the forums and, since I use Linux (Kubuntu 9.04) I thought I'd let any other Linux users know the keys I use to post in Spanish. Here's the list:

Code:
AltGr   ;    á é í ó ú
        [    ü
        ]    ñ
        _    ¿
        1    ¡
        z    «
        x    »
Explanation: Hold down the AltGr key and press the key in the 2nd column (e.g. for the vowels, hold down AltGr and press , then press the vowel of your choice. So, for example, to type an á, hold down AltGr and press ; then press the a key. Note that in order to type a ¿ you need to hold down AltGr and press Shift + - (to get the _).

I hope this all makes sense but if it's not clear, just try it. Any questions, just ask.
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Old 30th December 2009, 03:36 PM   #68
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I usually just ignore the accents. My laptop can't do the accents. If i have to use accents i will go to a translator and type a word like satuday for the accented a, morning for n-yay, last for u ect....
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Old 30th December 2009, 04:13 PM   #69
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However, a useful letter for the 1st of January is Ñ
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Old 30th December 2009, 05:15 PM   #70
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Just another ano
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Old 30th December 2009, 11:18 PM   #71
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Just another ano
ComerAs doce uvas?
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Old 31st December 2009, 04:04 PM   #72
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Default Typing Spanish (and French) Accents

I have a Mac. Therefore, typing accents is a cinch. If you have a PC, you can type your text at this site, http://spanish.typeit.org/, and then cut and paste.

Ben's PC solutions are probably more elegant, but they do appear rather daunting.
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Old 5th February 2010, 04:18 AM   #73
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Those Spanish accents have given a lot of frustration myself. I read all the useful ways of doing it. I asked my son to teach me how to write those symbols, still I failed. I have written a lot of ano instead of año until I figured out that I am using Windows instead of Linux , Mac or whatever. I read the instructions for Windows and voila, success, i finally got them right.
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Old 11th March 2010, 04:00 PM   #74
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Default XP, Vista and Win7 - add keyboard languages

This guide from the HowToGeek may make life simpler for somebody! (or put you off for ever )
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Old 11th March 2010, 04:49 PM   #75
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I followed the directions here and changed my keyboard so that typing accents is a breeze! I didn't read all of the posts here so if somebody already posted this site.. then.... great reference!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.studyspanish.com/accents/typing.htm
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Old 27th September 2010, 05:19 AM   #76
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Dont forget
Option (alt) + 1 to give you the inverted exclamation mark - ¡Hola!

and
Option (alt) + Shift + ? for the inverted question mark - ¿Que?

----once youve had a Mac youll never go back!
Can't get the question and exclamation marks to work.
International -> Spanish
Option (alt) + 1 gives me ‘
Option (alt) + Shift + ? gives me ’
International -> Spanish IS0 gives me | and ı respectively.

Any suggestions ? Thanks in advance. (PS My iBook IS old, OS X 10.3.9)
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Old 27th September 2010, 03:46 PM   #77
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Can't get the question and exclamation marks to work.
International -> Spanish
Option (alt) + 1 gives me ‘
Option (alt) + Shift + ? gives me ’
International -> Spanish IS0 gives me | and ı respectively.

Any suggestions ? Thanks in advance. (PS My iBook IS old, OS X 10.3.9)
If you are already in Spanish mode, which is probably best, it's just shift + 1 and shift +2 for ¡ !.

Question marks are shift + , and shift + .

¿?

Also, from the language and text options, you can enable keyboard viewer which is nice for starting to remember things. It took me forever to get used to the ü.
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Old 27th September 2010, 06:19 PM   #78
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Can't get the question and exclamation marks to work.
International -> Spanish
Option (alt) + 1 gives me ‘
Option (alt) + Shift + ? gives me ’
International -> Spanish IS0 gives me | and ı respectively.

Any suggestions ? Thanks in advance. (PS My iBook IS old, OS X 10.3.9)

On every mac Ive had (including this one and Sys 9)

alt>1 = ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

alt+shift+? = ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿
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