5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 5, 2008 1:44 PM by el jara
temisa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Mainly the things I write on my computer is in spanish, and I must write accents and the letter "ñ", also when I write an e-mail, but I do not know how to do. I need to form the language in my computer, or what? In this case, how can I do?

When I used the windows operative system, I used to accentuate some syllable just pressing alt+165 or another numbers if I wanted other kind of syllable. In my MacBook I do not know how to accents.


MacBook 2.2 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.2), iphone 8GB
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (59,895 points)
    *"I must write accents and the letter "ñ""*

    Type: Option-n
    Type n

  • temisa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Templeton.

    When I press option n, only appear this: ˜

    I have to form my keyboard?
  • Jonathan Kurtzman Level 4 Level 4 (1,100 points)
    Oddly enough, you press option - n and then n again. So ñ.

    If you want to make this é, then you press option - d and then e, meaning the first time sets the accent mark. It happens that option - n is the same combination as the n you then need to press.
  • Boston04and07 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi temisa,

    This site may help you. http://tlt.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codemac.html#accent It has the codes for lots of popular accents. Typing them out seems kind of weird at first, but I think it's actually much easier than the Windows alt codes. Say you want to type a "ñ" - simply hit Option + N, (after which you'll see a tilde appear on the screen without any letter beneath it), and then let go of the Option key and hit N again. The N will then appear under the tilde. It works like this for all the letters, and believe me, it gets easier to remember than all those numbers for the alt codes!

    I type in Spanish a lot so I made a webclip widget of the Letters with Accents box on that page, which might be useful for you to do too. Hope this helps!
  • el jara Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Go to System Preferences and choose International
    then go to the Input Menu tab. There you just
    have to choose the Spanish option (the one with the Spanish flag)
    and you will get your keyboard configurate for spanish language,
    with the ñ besides the l, and the accents besides the p.