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Old 7th January 2007, 11:28 PM   #1
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How can I type in spanish from my home computer. I need the upside down question marks along with accent marks, etc. . .
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Old 8th January 2007, 12:25 AM   #2
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The trick is to hold the ALT key and then enter a number on the numeric keypad. When you release the ALT, the characters appear.

0161 =
0191 =
0209 =
0241 =
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Old 8th January 2007, 12:48 AM   #3
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what if you have a laptop that doesn't have the the numeric keypad????
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Old 8th January 2007, 12:58 AM   #4
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What you want to do is read all the posts in this thread -

How to type Spanish accents

This should help you out !!!!
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Old 8th January 2007, 01:05 AM   #5
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what if you have a laptop that doesn't have the the numeric keypad????
Most laptops have a numeric keyboard superimposed on the normal keyboard, it just has to be activated. This can be a pain, but is still quicker than calling up the character mapper in Windows.

Alternativey, there are USB numeric keypads for laptops costing around 25EUR.
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Old 8th January 2007, 01:07 AM   #6
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http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...0889f1033.mspx

This link shows you how to change your keyboard layout. I have to do one more step than this link suggests on my computer, which is click on the Details button. Once you've added the Spanish - Traditional Sort language and Spanish keyboard layout there should be a little "EN" in your taskbar. Click on that and you should be able to switch between the English "EN" keyboard and the Spanish "ES" keyboard.

Keep in mind, you have to switch to the spanish keyboard for each program you have open (ie- if you switch to Spanish layout on internet explorer, Microsoft word will still be in English)

Confusing enough? Here's some keystrokes I use when in the Spanish keyboard layout.

Accents - ' then vowel


= ;
= shift + ', then u

Punctuation -
= shift + equal sign
? = shift + _
= equal sign
! = !

I hope this helps. Let me know if you cant get it.
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Old 1st February 2007, 04:47 PM   #7
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= Alt + 160
= Alt + 130
= Alt + 161
= Alt + 162
= Alt + 163
= Alt + 164
= Alt + 0201
= Alt + 168
= Alt + 0161


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The trick is to hold the ALT key and then enter a number on the numeric keypad. When you release the ALT, the characters appear.

0161 =
0191 =
0209 =
0241 =
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Old 2nd February 2007, 12:31 AM   #8
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How can I type in spanish from my home computer. I need the upside down question marks along with accent marks, etc. . .
Ve aqui: www.studyspanish.com/accents/typing

Es mgico!......y tan fcil....os prometo. Es necesario hacer unos pocos cambios en el teclado...los que estn descubierto en las pginas de ese sitio web. Buena suerte.
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Old 2nd February 2007, 12:06 PM   #9
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Ve aqui: www.studyspanish.com/accents/typing

Es mgico!......y tan fcil....os prometo. Es necesario hacer unos pocos cambios en el teclado...los que estn descubierto en las pginas de ese sitio web. Buena suerte.
Excellent link Margot. Answers the question very clearly.
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Old 3rd March 2007, 08:58 PM   #10
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How can I type in spanish from my home computer. I need the upside down question marks along with accent marks, etc. . .
The following article reviews a variety of different approaches available for a number of different operating systems.

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Old 4th March 2007, 01:29 PM   #11
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You can also, if your keyboard has the button, press the "Alt Gr" button while pressing the letter. This only works with vowels though, ie , thats it.
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You can also, if your keyboard has the button, press the "Alt Gr" button while pressing the letter. This only works with vowels though, ie , thats it.
Well that depends on what keyboard layout you are currently using. The US-International one in Windows, for example, allows you to access € with the Alt Gr key as well.

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You can also, if your keyboard has the button, press the "Alt Gr" button while pressing the letter. This only works with vowels though, ie , thats it.
Mine won't do the and does some really weird stuff with some of the other keys.
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Old 4th March 2007, 04:16 PM   #14
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Mine won't do the and does some really weird stuff with some of the other keys.
Well you will live in cartoon land. What do you expect!
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Old 4th March 2007, 04:23 PM   #15
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Well you will live in cartoon land. What do you expect!
I won't be 'drawn' on that subject!!
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Old 4th March 2007, 08:13 PM   #16
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lol, well im on UK keyboard layout in XP :P probably different for each region as said ealier
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Old 23rd March 2007, 06:35 PM   #17
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Default Firefox add-on for accents

I've not tried this as I have a Spanish keyboard but it may help those with English one
Link to Zombie keys
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Old 1st April 2007, 04:45 AM   #18
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Wow Jimmy, that's a great link, thanks!
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Old 14th April 2007, 01:55 PM   #19
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I found an interesting multilingual keyboard made by Konyin. It only seems to be available in America at present (Amazon have about 8 in their listings from around $20 but won't ship outside US boreders). The web site says they are looking for a European distributor.
If anyone has tried them out let us know how well they work. From the pictures on their site it looks like you have an extra shift key.
quote on site:
LANCOR's keyboard, named KONYIN, replaces the unnatural way we insert an accent mark -- before we type a character --with a simpler approach. All you do with KONYIN is type the letter, hit the desired accent key on the keyboard, and violà.

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Old 22nd October 2008, 10:44 AM   #20
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If you're using windows, go into

Control panel ->
Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options ->
Regional and Language options ->
Click the Language tab ->
Hit details ->
Select the keyboard under the English heading ->
Hit Add ->
Check the topmost box ->
Choose United States International from the list ->
On the lang. toolbar in the bottom right, click the keyboard ->
Change it from English to US International.

Now, if you hit the apostrophe key and then a vowel key, you'll get an accented letter. To form a tilde over an "n", hold down the right ALT key as you hit the "n" key.

So i hope you will be solve the problem.
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