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Typing Spanish

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For those who ask how to type the ÿ, the accents and other Spanish symbols like ¿ or ¡, here is the most efficient method in Windows XP (although in Vista is similar):

Go to Control Panel

Click on Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.

Then click on Regional and Language Options

Select the Languages tab.

Click on Details.

Click on Add, choose Spanish, and then select any variant.

The International Sort is configured like this:

The one used in Mexico like this:

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updated SEP 4, 2009
posted by lazarus1907

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We will open a direct link on the forum page for this. As ususal, Lazarus has done a wonderful job and has been of great help.
Also special thanks to everybody for participating and giving more ideas..

updated SEP 4, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Why isn't there some sort of "FAQ" that provides a detailed discussion of the options and a how-to?

Because nobody with a question would use it. If someone was going to read that first, they would have typed their question into Google and already had the answer.

updated SEP 4, 2009
posted by YeOleImposter
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Hi guys!

I installed Spanish keyboard on my Mac and it worked perfectly till the renewing of the site. But now I can write advanced spanish letters in normal text (like writing exercises) but not in recall section. I think it's a problem of the system, did anybody else get the same problem?

updated AGO 17, 2009
posted by xsway
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updated AGO 10, 2009
edited by JeffM74
posted by JeffM74
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I´m using a Spanish keyboard and need a ´pound´ sign key. Also I don´t know how to get the accent on top of the vowel signs.

updated AGO 9, 2009
posted by Lynn-Reid
To get accent over the vowel press the accent first which is to the right of the ñ and then press the desired vowel it then appears with the sign over it just like this ú á ó é í. Ken. - kenwilliams, AGO 9, 2009
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I just down-loaded the "mumbo Jumbo" free program. It works great. Thank you!
Ahora yo puedo escribir las letras en Español.

updated JUL 29, 2009
posted by Alice-Nelson
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But so does my mumbo-jumbo-free-program, right'

updated JUL 27, 2009
posted by Vikingo
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To Brianna: Thanks for your tip to the website spanish.typeit.org in order to be able to type the accents on spanish words. It works great for those of us who also have laptops without keypads.

updated JUL 26, 2009
posted by AnnB
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I suppose that would work, Brianna.

updated JUL 24, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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or, you could bypass all that mumbo-jumbo and go to spanish.typeit.org

which is extremely convenient and easy. =) without going all high-tech and memorizing random key-patterns or downloading software.[size=4][/size][color=blue][/color]

updated JUL 24, 2009
posted by Brianna-Young
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Jhonny Urrego said:

hold Ctrl and type 164 ,release Ctrl then it will show the "ñ

And what about á é í ó ú Á ÿ Í ÿ ÿ ÿ ¿ ¡ ü ü ª? Do you memorize them all? The keyboard is much faster and convenient.
Por fin he encontrado como se añadir los acentos sobre
las letras, teclo el acento y despues la letra por ejemplo
tecla la acento y nada pase entonces tecla la o y parece
ó o é antes estuve teclando la letra primera y despues el
acento que resulto como este o´ el acento en lugar incorrecto, es facil cuando sabe como ha hecho.
No ries estoy nuevo en informatica y con 73 años de edad
esos cosas son pocas dificiles. Saludos Ken.

updated JUL 7, 2009
posted by kenwilliams
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¡Fue un placer, Eric!

updated JUL 4, 2009
posted by Vikingo
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¡Gracias, Vikingo!

updated JUL 4, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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To Vikingo: -- I downloaded the link you indicated and started using the windows logo key plus the letter and it actually works! Now I have two ways to get the spanish letters, The "Alt" method I've been using and now this but I may be using this new way the most. Thanks again.

You're welcome! I think you'll get used to it in no time at all - and be sure to check out the dictionary shortcuts with ctrl + shift + space wink

updated JUL 4, 2009
posted by Vikingo
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To Vikingo: -- I downloaded the link you indicated and started using the windows logo key plus the letter and it actually works! Now I have two ways to get the spanish letters, The "Alt" method I've been using and now this but I may be using this new way the most. Thanks again.

updated JUL 4, 2009
posted by AnnB
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