Spanish Punctuation


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Anthony Jimenez

Is there any way in Windows XP that I can add the proper punctuation marks
when writing in Spanish. Is it necessary to buy a different keyboard? When
sending an e-mail, I get the proper marks on the "subject" line just fine.
But they do not appear in the body of the e-mail; no tilde, no accent. Your
help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, A.J. XP Home Edition
 
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Hi, Anthony:

If you're using a Spanish keyboard, then go to Control Panel, Regional and
Language Options, click the Languages tab, select Details and set the
Spanish keyboard layout as default.

If you are not using a Spanish keyboard, you could learn some Alt + XXX
combinations to write Spanish characters:

Alt + 160 = á
Alt + 130 = é
Alt + 161 = í
Alt + 162 = ó
Alt + 163 = ú
Alt + 164 = ñ
Alt + 0193 = Á
Alt + 0201 = É
Alt + 0205 = Í
Alt + 0211 = Ó
Alt + 0218 = Ú
Alt + 165 = Ñ
Alt + 168 = ¿
Alt + 135 = ç
 
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James Silverton

Daniel wrote on Sun, 14 May 2006 17:03:27 +0200:

DMM> If you're using a Spanish keyboard, then go to Control
DMM> Panel, Regional and Language Options, click the Languages
DMM> tab, select Details and set the Spanish keyboard layout as
DMM> default.

DMM> If you are not using a Spanish keyboard, you could learn
DMM> some Alt + XXX combinations to write Spanish characters:

DMM> Alt + 160 = á Alt + 130 = é
<<<clipping the rest of the useful list>>>>>

Personally, in Word I find the the CTRL method much easier to
remember and the keys to be fairly intuitive. The method works
for symbols and diacriticals in other languages than Spanish.
See keyboard shortcut in Help index and then select “keyboard
shortcuts for international characters” to get a complete table.

For example, CTRL + ~, then n will give n with a tilde above the
n and ALT+CTRL then ? will give the Spanish reversed question
mark. The first two characters are typed together and then
released.

James Silverton.
Potomac, Maryland
 
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James Silverton

James wrote to Daniel Martín [MVP Windows] on Sun, 14 May 2006
14:18:51 -0400:

DMM>> If you're using a Spanish keyboard, then go to Control
DMM>> Panel, Regional and Language Options, click the Languages
DMM>> tab, select Details and set the Spanish keyboard layout
DMM>> as default.

DMM>> If you are not using a Spanish keyboard, you could learn
DMM>> some Alt + XXX combinations to write Spanish characters:

DMM>> Alt + 160 = á Alt + 130 = é
JS> <<<clipping the rest of the useful list>>>>>

JS> Personally, in Word I find the the CTRL method much easier
JS> to remember and the keys to be fairly intuitive. The method
JS> works for symbols and diacriticals in other languages than
JS> Spanish. See keyboard shortcut in Help index and then
JS> select “keyboard shortcuts for international characters” to
JS> get a complete table.

JS> For example, CTRL + ~, then n will give n with a tilde
JS> above the n and ALT+CTRL then ? will give the Spanish
JS> reversed question mark. The first two characters are typed
JS> together and then released.

I did suggest getting the table via HELP but I should correct
myself a little: the reversed question mark is given by
ALT+CTRL+? simultaneously. It may seem like a bit of a
contortion but I don't think it's difficult. For reasons best
known to itself, Microsoft did not make the this method
available in Excel, AFAIK, or some components of Office but it
seems to work for WordPad.

James Silverton.
 

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