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Old May 18, 2006, 12:07 PM
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Re: Dealing with accent marks

I've found that in several keyboards AltGr+4 and a space inserts a "~". If instead of a space I press "n", I get a "ñ".

I have accents and Ñs, even çs, in my keyboard, but no ~ :P

   
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Re: Dealing with accent marks

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I've found that in several keyboards AltGr+4 and a space inserts a "~". If instead of a space I press "n", I get a "ñ".

I have accents and Ñs, even çs, in my keyboard, but no ~ :P
Good trick, hadn't seen that one before.


And for those of you who don't have the AltGr key on your keyboard, just use the Alt key to the right of the spacebar.
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Re: Dealing with accent marks

What's the Altgr key? Why is it called that?
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Re: Dealing with accent marks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltGr
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I didn't understand the Alt Gr + 4 business, but here's a semi-useful tip that should work in both Windows and Linux systems. If you hold down the Alt Gr key and then type a vowel, you'll get the vowel with an accent over it. If you do this with the Caps Lock on, or in combination with the Shift key, you'll get an accented capital vowel. Thus [Alt Gr] + [o] should give you ó.

Doesn't seem to work with other letters, though!
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I didn't understand the Alt Gr + 4 business
Maybe it doesn't work for me because on UK keyboards Alt Gr + 4 is what you type for the euro symbol (€)?
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Thanks for the tip redbeard, I´ve been playing around with Ubuntu Linux a bit, and one of the things I still need to figure out is how to easily type the Spanish characters.
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my laptop doesn't have those num key pad things.
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my laptop doesn't have those num key pad things.
does your laptop have numbers on the u i o j k l keys?

If yes then you also have an Fn key somewhere around the CRTL ALT keys.

If you press and keep pressed that Fn and the ALT keys while typig the u i o j k l keys, you'll have accented letters.
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my laptop doesn't have those num key pad things.
But you can get them in any informatics's store where you live.

It's very easy to install even you have turn on the laptop, because it's for USB's ports.
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