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deecree 1st January 2009 05:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tad (Post 67032)
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.

Larry Leche 22nd January 2009 09:59 PM

¡Ah! Gracías, just what I needed to know. Now I'll just have to resist using them where they're not needed :confused:

MiVidaEsParaTiJesús 22nd January 2009 10:51 PM

I have windows vista, and followed the instructions off studyspanish.com, but still cant get the accents to work right. Any ideas?

greytop 23rd January 2009 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MiVidaEsParaTiJesús (Post 68882)
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

greytop 13th August 2009 07:30 AM

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.

☃ ☂

nievesalvarez 4th September 2009 10:03 AM

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.

Garry Knight 8th October 2009 01:02 AM

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.

JohnlearningSpanish 30th December 2009 02:36 PM

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....

richardksa 30th December 2009 03:13 PM

However, a useful letter for the 1st of January is Ñ ;););)

greytop 30th December 2009 04:15 PM

Just another ano ;)

JohnlearningSpanish 30th December 2009 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by greytop (Post 84806)
Just another ano ;)

ComerAs doce uvas?

Jane Wylen 31st December 2009 03:04 PM

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.:rolleyes:

Lorna G 5th February 2010 03:18 AM

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:blush::blush::blush: 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.:):):)

greytop 11th March 2010 03:00 PM

XP, Vista and Win7 - add keyboard languages
 
This guide from the HowToGeek may make life simpler for somebody! (or put you off for ever ;D)

JackMcG 11th March 2010 03:49 PM

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!!!!!!!!!!;D

http://www.studyspanish.com/accents/typing.htm

Lise 27th September 2010 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gary (Post 48879)
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)

Lupine Chemist 27th September 2010 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lise (Post 92400)
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.

gary 27th September 2010 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lise (Post 92400)
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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