Not sure how to use the accents.
Okay, I'm not sure how to use the accents when typing . I've been taking the lessons on here but when I get to a certain part of the lesson I've been getting them wrong because I'm not quite sure how to use them. If anyone can tell me how ? * Thanks a bunch (:
Mac has some great suggestions. This almost shouldn't count as a second answer but I couldn't fit in to the comments.
Vikingo's program works for me, but make yourself a note before you click on "yes" to use the shortcuts: the instructions disappear! There aren't that many, but I am trying to remember so many things these days and the old sponge isn't what it used to be!
"Hold down Windows Logo Key and press Q for ¿ x for ¡ a e i n o u y for á é í ñ ó ú ü.
Holding down Shift gives capital letters (Á ...)" A sincere thanks to Vikingo!
Mac's second link takes you to another great website also worth exploring. Allow yourself a day or two!
But back to the letters, another way is to use the numeric code that the computer already knows since it does not require any downloading and is available to you regardless of whose computer you are using, as long as it has numeric keypad (the library, at work, at Kinko's, a friend's, your laptop ...) :
Holding down the ALT key and using the numeric keypad, typing 160 returns you á, 161 í, 162 ó 163 ú 164 ñ 173 ¡168 ¿ but é came much earlier in the numbering scheme ... sorry! It is 130 for é.
Good luck, have fun, and learn lots!
¡Sí,funciona! consigues mi vota.
Hello. There should be a list of the vowels and ñ hyperlinked in blue beneath the text box in the lessons so that when it coems time for an accented vowel, you can just click on the appropriate letter and it will be inserted into the text box. However, I find it quicker and more handy in general to install this program, designed by one of our fellow SD users. If you've restarted your computer since you ran it last, you have to run it again, it doesn't keep running, but it's really no trouble. Once you run it, it changes the Windows key to a sort of Spanish function key, so that when you press the Windows key and a letter, that letter will appear with the appropriate Spanish-doohickey over it, accent mark, tilde, whatever. It also does the upside down question and exclamation marks, and the ü. That's the way I like to do them,but a lot of people switch their keyboards. You can find instructions for how to do that here. The only thing is that I think it changes the functionality of the shift or ' or " keys, or some such thing. Whatever way you decide to do it, good luck.