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Spanish 131 Guide

Helpful Tips for Spanish Keyboards

To type an accented vowel, simply press the apostrophe (') key, then press the vowel you want to accent.  

On some operating systems/keyboards, you will have a key designated for producing the "ñ".  However, with other operating systems/keyboards, you must press the "~" key, and then the "n".  

***If you cannot locate a character, USE THE ON-SCREEN KEYBOARD to find it.

Using Spanish Keyboards

It is often much easier to complete homework assignments if you are able to directly type accents rather than having to copy and paste or use the buttons provided by homework sites.  Here are a few guides to help you access the Spanish keyboards that are already available on your devices. Please keep in mind that, if you cannot find your specific device in this list, many devices have very similar steps for activating and using special characters.

Using the On-Screen Keyboard (Windows)

Turning on the on-screen keyboard allows you to see where all the characters are located on a keyboard layout you might not be familiar with.  It allows you to simply click on the character you want, or to just look at where the keys are while you type.  Below, directions are included for locating the on-screen keyboard.

NOTE: With Some operating systems (such as Windows 10), you can simply search "on-screen keyboard" in the Windows search box from the start menu.