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Old August 30, 2011, 06:08 PM
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How can I get the u with the couple of accent remarked up of the g for say Pinguino, when I can write the symbol up of the U letter, I'm suck with thread already I have configured in my laptop both language and I couldn't get it, so and it indeed is necessary for me already I have an essay where I need to write the animal with the two points up of the U.

I hope you can resolve my question.
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Old August 30, 2011, 06:56 PM
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You may want to tell us what keyboard you have configured. That way others who have configured the same keyboard can tell you which key combination to enter to get the ü.
Many applications provide a way for you to enter the lowercase u, with diaeresis. Aside from what these applications offer, you can always use your numeric keypad on your keyboard to enter the character. The decimal code for the lowercase u, with diaeresis, is 0252. So, if you hold the ALT key while entering 0252 on the numeric keypad, the ü will appear.
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Old September 01, 2011, 10:53 PM
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Yes please. What he said up there .
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Old September 03, 2011, 12:08 PM
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Did you have configure the keyboard in other language?
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Old September 03, 2011, 07:08 PM
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Did you have to configure the keyboard in another language?
No, my keyboard is configured for EN-US. When I'm typing here en los foros, I use the 'Accents' drop-down menu to insert special characters. In MS Word, I use the 'Insert Symbol' function. Pressing the ALT key while entering the decimal Unicode works everywhere else.
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Old September 10, 2011, 09:43 PM
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I set my keyboard for the "English (United States) United States-International" keyboard layout. In my opinion it is the easiest way of going about things.
Here are the benefits:
My keyboard works exactly as the default English (United States) keyboard with 2 exceptions:
-My right Alt key works differently
-When I use single or double quotes and the next word starts with a vowel, I have to press spacebar after it (otherwise I get an acute accent or umlaut repsectively: e.g. á or ä). This really isn't that much of an annoyance really.

Other than that, all the keys function normally.
If I want an accute accent, all I have to do, is press the apostrophe key ' and then type a vowel: á é í ó ú. Or I can press Right alt and then the vowel.
I can get ñ by pressing right alt and n.
I can get ¿ by pressing right alt and ?.

Now it's super easy to type Spanish correctly.

Unlike people that have an keyboard from an English speaking country, and set their keyboard settings to that of a Spanish speaking country, I don't have to remember where certain keys are, and I don't have to keep switching back and forth between an English layout and a Spanish layout. I can always use the regular English layout and use my right alt key plus a letter to get Spanish characters.
I can also use right alt on various other keys to get symbols from other languages such as as äåé®þüúíóö«»áßðø¶´æ©ñµç¿ (that's right alt+q to the last key on the keyboard (the question mark). Right alt and the number keys give me ¡²³¤€¼½¾‘’¥×, and I can use ' + c to give ç.

If you'd like to try it, here's the procedure for doing it:

http://forums.tomisimo.org/showpost....3&postcount=33
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Old February 10, 2014, 10:44 AM
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Hola a todos!

I won't create a new thread I prefer to ask you right here.

I'd like to ask you about one thing (about Spanish keyboard). When I type e-mail address I can't find "@" on my keyboard. I'm Russian so my keyboard contains Russian and English letters/symbols. Now I use Spanish keyboard so how can I type "@" then? Could you help me, please.

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Try "ctrl + alt + 2" or "AltGr + Q"
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AngelicaDeAlquezar, ctrl + alt + 2 doesn't work for me...
And where can I find altgr? I don't see it on my keyboard.
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Old February 11, 2014, 08:52 AM
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All the PC keyboards I know have "Alt" key at the left of the spacebar and "AltGr" at the right. So I'm sorry, there's not much more help I can provide, but hopefully someone who will know more about computers will find the solution.

However, you may try "Alt + Ctrl + q" and see if it works.
Otherwise, there's the Ascii code: "Alt +64"
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