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Old March 30, 2009, 10:33 PM
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Which keyboard layout do you prefer?

I don't know whether I should use the US-International keyboard layout, which feels more familiar, or the Spanish layout. They both have everything I need, but I just don't know which one in the long run will be more comfortable for me.

The Spanish one is just a hassle, sometimes, remembering which keys are where, as I have a standard American QWERTY keyboard. I just have to remember where the ¿ and ¡ keys, and also the @ is different. I've gotten used to it by now.

The US-International feels much more familiar, but it's a hassle having to set my word processor to Spanish spell-check instead of it doing it automatically for me when I change to Spanish input.

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Old March 30, 2009, 10:50 PM
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I don't use a keyboard layout to type in Spanish. There's an 'Accents' pull-down menu just above the text input box. This contains all the special characters I need.
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I use the English (United States) and Spanish (International) keyboard layouts. In Windows, it's really easy to switch between the two (Alt + Shift), and once you get used to the layouts, it's surprisingly easy to use both of them. Similar to switching between languages. I can also type reasonably well on a Dvorak setup, although I haven't done that for years. Here on the forums (as Rusty mentions), you can also use the accents drop-down menu to insert the correct accents for Spanish. I use the Alt + NUM combinations for inputting accented vowels on computers I don't have control over.
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I just use the ALT + number to obtain the ascii equivalent of what I need.


Alt +

160 = á
0193=Á
130 = é
144 = É
161 = í
0205=Í
162 = ó
0211=Ó
163 = ú
0218=Ú
129 = ü
154 = Ü
164 = ñ
165 = Ñ
168 = ¿
173 = ¡
166 = ª
167 = º
174 = «
175 = »
246 = ÷
171 = ½
172 = ¼
156 = £



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I never learnt to use them most in the a laptop.
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Old March 31, 2009, 12:54 AM
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I never learnt to use them most in the a laptop.
I think it is different for a laptop, and I don't know how to do that combination. Do you want me to find out for you?
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I either.

I will.

When I have information or tips about it. Then I will tell you.

Awhile you teach me more tip's.
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I use the spanish version. OPs, I'm in Spain
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It almost gives me physical pain to read about people using ALT-codes for accented characters. I made this tiny program for Windows a few weeks ago. Just run (no installation) and press ctrl+space to bring up a menu with all relevant characters and their shortcuts. Kinda like the "Accents"-menu here.
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I use the English (United States) and Spanish (International) keyboard layouts. In Windows, it's really easy to switch between the two (Alt + Shift), and once you get used to the layouts, it's surprisingly easy to use both of them.
¡Gracias! No creía ese, pero es muy fácil usar.
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