About the stress

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I am typing in ES input method, but why I always have stress face down like this'à ì è
but some words get the stress symbol facing up like: ó á
what's the difference? and how can I type the facing up symbol if this question is not too stupid...
many thanks,

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updated FEB 17, 2009
posted by YCZ

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When I type in the ES mode of my IME, I hit the { key and then the vowel. Thus:

{ + A = á

To get the grave accents, I would need a key to the right of my " key and the left of my Enter key, which doesn't exist on my keyboard (US version), so I can't produce the grave ones.

How are you typing the accented vowels'

updated FEB 17, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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I have a Dell keyboard, bought in USA
acutely accented á hold down Alt while striking 1 6 0 sequentially
" é " 1 3 0 en secuencia
" í " 1 6 1
" ó " 1 6 2
" ú " 1 6 3
"u" with diaerisis ü " 1 2 9
This must be done with numbers lock on,with figures at right of keyboard not top. It is slow but I am too old to hustle anyhow! Hope this works on your keyboard!

updated FEB 17, 2009
posted by Robert-Bennett
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thank you both ^__^

updated FEB 2, 2009
posted by YCZ
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I am not sure what you mean by the ES input method, YC.Z But perhaps you can have a look at another of Lazarus1907's posts on the subject. It is very thorough: [url=http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A326492]http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A326492[/url]

Others have suggested alternate methods and you might search the forum for "keyboard" to find what works best for you in your particular circumstance.

updated FEB 1, 2009
posted by Janice
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The fist accent that you asked for (à) is called grave, and it is used in some languages, like French (they use several types of accents), but not in Spanish. Another one is the circumflex accent (â). Spanish only uses the acute accent (á), and the diacritic one on the letter U (ü).

What combinations of keys are you using to get the grave accent? Just try a different key before the vowel, and you'll get the right accent.

updated FEB 1, 2009
posted by lazarus1907