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Old August 07, 2009, 09:27 AM
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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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Old August 08, 2009, 08:04 AM
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oh yes I do have them. thanks for the info
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Option three: Install a Spanish Keyboard on your computer
This is by far the best option and the one I use, and it's not hard to do. This allows you to easily type all the special characters in any program.

Basically just go to Start => Settings => Control Panel => Keyboard and double-click on Keyboard. This will open up the Keyboard properties dialog box where you can add an "input locale", choose ES Spanish International
Now you will be able to type the chars by simple pressing the single apostrophe key once (nothing will happen/appear), and then press the vowel you want an accent mark over. the ñ is produced with the semi-colon key, and to produce the umlauted u (ü), hold down shift while pressing the apostrophe key and then press the u.
Note that if you have multiple keyboards installed (e.g. English and Spanish) you can switch between them with (IIRC) left-Alt left-Shift. I'm sure that key combination can be configured too, but since I don't have Windows I can't test it.

Tomísimo, I don't know how you configure the keyboard in Gnome but if you use KDE instead (Kubuntu) it's pretty easy. There is a general alternative, if you're confident, which is to change the default X keyboard. I think that should be
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Then tell it not to auto-detect keyboard and force it to es.
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I am in search of a small program or script that will enable me to asign hotkeys or somehow easily type the spanish special (stressed) characters

any suggestion?

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anyone please???
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Old September 17, 2009, 02:28 PM
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anyone please???
In what context? It's pretty easy to use the alt keys, for instance. Or it's not too hard to install a Spanish language keyboard layout and switch to it with a hoykey to type accented chars.

Or are you looking for a Windows program that would allow you to type accented characters?
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Or are you looking for a Windows program that would allow you to type accented characters?
yes, that exactly
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yes, that exactly
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Old September 18, 2009, 02:49 PM
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this is interesting indeed, but it does not enable someone to type stressed i by pressing ctrl+i for example..
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on the pc (vista) i just have the option to switch to the american english keyboard (and back to the british keyboard when i want to use that) means when it is on AE all i have to do it hold altgr and type the letter and it gives me the accent also the ñ and the upside down ¡, haven't figure out the ¿ tho.. or the ¨ but they'll be there somewhere...

on a mac it's easy enough:

alt+e then type the letter gives you the accent,
alt+n then type n gives you the ñ,
shift+alt+? gives you the ¿
and alt+1 give you the ¡,
alt+u follow by any letter gives you the 2 dots ü
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