Spanish

Shortcuts for foreign characters, software for writing in a foreign language, and setting your keyboard to a selected language.

Typing in Spanish

The following shortcuts work with most applications and browsers:

 

Spanish Accents on PCs:

 

Acute Accent

Á
É
Í
Ó
Ú

alt + 0193
alt + 0201
alt + 0205
alt + 0211
alt + 0218

á
é
í
ó
ú

alt + 0225 
alt + 0233
alt + 0237
alt + 0243
alt + 0250

Tilde

Ñ

alt +0209

ñ

alt + 0241

Dieresis

Ü

alt + 0220

ü

alt + 0252

Inverted Question Mark

¿

alt + 0191

   

Inverted Exclamation Point

¡

alt + 0161

   

Quotation Marks

«
»

alt + 0171
alt + 0187

   

Quotation Dash

alt + 0151

   

 

Spanish Accents on Macs:

 

Acute Accent

á, é, í, ó, ú

Option + e, then the letter

Tilde

ñ

Option + n, then n

Dieresis

ü

Option + u, then u

Inverted Question Mark

¿

Option + Shift + ?

Inverted Exclamation Point

¡

Option + 1

Quotation Marks

«
»

Option + \
Option + Shift + \

Quotation Dash

Option + Shift + -

Foreign Language Accent Marks on a PC

Software for PCs:

The Microsoft Office suite supports Spanish, French, and Italian spell check. You can set it as your default language by using these instructions.

Gmail also supports foreign language spell check, to use this: click on the drop-down menu for spell check in an email and select Español, Francais, or Italiano. You may still have correctly spelled words appear misspelled depending on your browser settings.

To change your browser language:

Firefox: In the Options window go to the Content tab and set the Language.

Chrome: Settings -> Advanced settings -> Languages

Here are the LTS instructions for setting up a foreign language keyboard:

Foreign Lanuage Accent Marks on a Mac

Software for Macs:

The Microsoft Office Suite supports Spanish, French, and Italian spell check. You can set it as your default language by using these instructions.

Gmail also supports foreign language spell check, to use this: click on the drop-down menu for spell check in an email and select Español, Francais, or Italiano. You may still have correctly spelled words appear mispelled depending on your browser settings.

To change your browser language:

Firefox: In the Options window go to the Content tab and set the Language.

Chrome: Settings -> Advanced settings -> Languages

Here are the LTS instructions for setting up a foreign language keyboard: