9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2009 6:50 PM by framus
framus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi.

I wonder if it is clear what I am trying to do. The Spanish 'enhe' sound or letter is that one that is like an 'n' but with a small line like this "~" on top of it.

I search for help in the Help bar but I failed to find it. There were lots of options but not this one.

Any suggestion?

Gracias.

Javier

Mac OS X (10.4.2), xcx
  • 1. Re: trying to find the spanish "enhe" in my english keybord
    Andrew99 Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
    Javier,

    1) Hold down the Option key and type the letter "n" once.

    2) Let up on the Option key and type the letter "n" a second time.

    Good luck.
  • 2. Re: trying to find the spanish "enhe" in my english keybord
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,700 points)
    In case you need the shortcuts for the other special characters needed for Spanish, they are in this list:

    http://homepage.mac.com/thgewecke/diacritics.html
  • 3. Re: trying to find the spanish "enhe" in my english keybord
    framus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi

    Andrew, I was just writing to say that what you suggested was not working when suddenly it works here , exactly as you point out "ñ".

    But what is a paradox is that it does not work with the "Notepad" application. In there it does not work, it does "n" and "~" but there is no way of getting a "ñ" . I do not why.

    Also I search the other options suggested by the other pal but nothing seemed appropriate for this application.

    However just , right now, I found out that it does work with the Text edit application. It did not occur to me that it might not work in one application but however working in the other.

    So , at least I have one of the options.

    Gracias.

    javier
  • 4. Re: trying to find the spanish "enhe" in my english keybord
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,700 points)
    But what is a paradox is that it does not work with the "Notepad" application.


    Every Mac app I have ever seen can do ñ. Where did you get "Notepad"? I'd like to see what is wrong with it.
  • 5. Re: trying to find the spanish "enhe" in my english keybord
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,465 points)
    Tom, I think "Notepad" is being run in Windows®, it's the SimpleText of the PC side.
  • 6. Re: trying to find the spanish "enhe" in my english keybord
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,700 points)
    Tom, I think "Notepad" is being run in Windows®, it's the SimpleText of the PC side.


    But the OP seems to be talking only about apps he in running in OS X. Perhaps he will let us know.
  • 7. Re: trying to find the spanish "enhe" in my english keybord
    framus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The Notepad is inside the folder 2006 World Book of Applications.

    I normally do my letters with my laptop which has a Windows Xp and it is programed to work in Spanish, whereas my Mac is set up in English, as I bought it England while I was living there . Now I do not want to set it up in English as it helps me to keep my english fresh. However from time to time I find these limitations.

    I found another thing I can not find neither in the keyboard, the stress above the vowel; for example I can find the ` for an " à ", but what I need is the same comma or colon but to the right. The comma to the left it is not well consider.

    I found the ` pressing alt with ~, and then pressing the vowel again ;à .

    However how to find the same with the comma or colon to the right? Any suggestions?

    Cheers
  • 8. Re: trying to find the spanish "enhe" in my english keybord
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,700 points)
    The Notepad is inside the folder 2006 World Book of Applications.


    I would recommend you not use this Notepad for anything. It seems to be defective. All Mac apps I have ever seen can do Spanish without problems.

    I found another thing I can not find neither in the keyboard, the stress above the vowel; for example I can find the ` for an " à ", but what I need is the same comma or colon but to the right.


    Did you have a look at the chart I gave you the link for? Here is the line that tells you how to do this:

    Option/alt-e = acute

    So to make é you type Option/alt + e, then e.
  • 9. Re: trying to find the spanish "enhe" in my english keybord
    framus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi.

    Yes you are right. Never heard of the word acute in this context. I think that with the accent sorted and the ñ sorted too, I think I will manage .

    Estrange that I have that problem in the notepad , nevertheless so far the text edit respond to what you suggested I'm ok.

    Cheers and all the best.