Tilde and accent on the keyboard Information
Here is another way to get the accents. You can use the alt key and use the number pad to type the numbers resulting in the special character. This works for the Windows Operating System.
Alt 130 é
Alt 160 á
Alt 161 í
Alt 162 ó
Alt 163 ú
Alt 164 ñ
Alt 168 ¿
Others: Alt 171 ½ Alt 172 ¼ Alt 0190 ¾ Alt 248° ° Alt 0149 Alt 174 « Alt 0174 ® Alt 0169 ©
In Microsoft Word, a capital Ñ can be typed by pressing Control-Shift-Tilde (~), let go and then typing an "N". A lowercase ñ can be typed the same way except by typing "n" instead. An accented vowel can be typed by pressing Control(`) (the key with the tilde on it). let go and press a vowell.
Just some information I ran across.
Try this, I think you will never go back to the "Alt + 123" for Spanish characters.
One of our members, Vikingo, created his own small computer programme for making all the Spanish accented letters, inverted question marks (¿), and inverted exclamation marks (¡) and other characters.
Here is what Vikingo had to say about his programme:
Run this ... . Vikingo's "Spanish.exe" You'll have your characters available within 10 seconds from clicking the link. It doesn't require any slideshows or instructional videos, though there is a help screen that pops up when the program starts. Type your Spanish letters by using the windows key + the letter in question (like win+e for é, or win+q for ¿), or press ctrl+space for a menu where you can choose all kinds of international characters. So ctrl+space and then x will give you ¡.
Here is the "Windows" key Vikingo refers to. On a windows keyboard, it is located to the left (and sometimes also to the right) of the spacebar. It is the key between " Ctrl" and "Alt".
I have used it for almost a full year. It is simple and easy and I've added it to my startup list so it is seamlessly in place every time I re-start my comouter. Pay attention to the opening prompt which asks if you want to use the shortcut keys. Read over the very brief instructions and perhaps make a note of them for your first couple of times you use them. After that it is a real "piece of cake".
If you want to use this program, remember to 'Save' it to your computer and not to just 'Run' it when the 'File Download' window is opened.