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Jessica  M.  Ward
World Languages, Dept. Chair
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Keyboard Codes for Spanish 

 

KEYBOARD CODES FOR PC

METHOD # 1:

Hold the "Alt" key and the appropriate code for each letter/symbol:

á

160

 

¿

168

é

130

 

¡

173

í

161

 

ª

166

ó

162

 

º

167

ú

163

 

Ñ

164

É

144

 

ñ

165

Method # 2:

The default keystrokes for accented characters are as follows:

Symbols joined by a + need to be held down at the same time;

Symbols separated by a coma need to be hit in sequence, one after the other.

á Ctrl + ' , A 
é  Ctrl + ' , E
í  Ctrl + ' , I
ó  Ctrl + ' , O
ú  Ctrl + ' , U
É  Ctrl + ' , Shift + E
ñ  Ctrl + Shift + ~, N
Ñ  Ctrl + Shift + ~, Shift + N
¿  Alt + Ctrl + Shift + ?
¡  Alt + Ctrl + Shift + !
ü  Ctrl + Shift + : , U

 

 

 

Macintosh Option Keyboard Codes for Spanish
CharacterDescription
Acute Accent (e.g.Ó)

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 Ñ.

Ü, ü

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

¿

Shift+Option+?     

¡

Option+1

º, ª

Option+0 (Masculine Ordinal Number Marker)
Option+9 (Feminine Ordinal Number Marker)

«, »

Option+\  
Shift+Option+\ (Double Angle Quotes)

Shift+Option+2 (may not work for older System 9 fonts)