Hints for
Typing in Spanish & Other Languages

  1. Typing Spanish Characters
     

  2. Spanish Spell Check
     
  3. Charts for Other Languages (French, Italian, German, etc)

   

      

METHOD 1 -
Typing Spanish Characters using ALT key

This works for MOST programs.

Print the chart above and tape to you monitor or keep handy.  It is a guide for typing Spanish characters in ANY program.

DESKTOP COMPUTER
  1. Be sure your NUM LOCK light on your keyboard is on

  2. Hold down the ALT key

  3. Type the number shown on the chart with your KEYPAD

  4. Release the ALT key

Your special character will appear.

 

LAPTOP COMPUTER
  1. Hold down the Fn key and the ALT key

  2. Type the number shown on the chart using the embedded numberpad (small blue numbers on the keyboard)

  3. Release the Fn and ALT key

Your special character will appear.

 
Use the Alt key and
the KEYPAD to create
 these characters.

Spanish

........ 160

........ 130

........ 161

....... 162

....... 163

 

......0193

....... 144

...... 0205

..... 0211

..... 0218

 

....... 164

....... 165

 

........ 168

........ 173

 

 

Other

....... 148

....... 153

........ 129

....... 154

 

Math

........ 155

....... 172

....... 171

..... 0190

........ 246

........ 248
 

   

METHOD 2 -
Typing Spanish Characters in WORD

This method works when typing documents in WORD.

To produce  Press

, , , , ,
, , , , ,

CTRL + ' (APOSTROPHE) then the vowel

CTRL + SHIFT + ~ (TILDE) then the letter n

CTRL + SHIFT + : (COLON) then the letter o
ALT + CTRL + SHIFT + ?  (all at the same time)
  ALT + CTRL + SHIFT + !  (all at the same time)

Hint how to read the short cuts above:

Accenting a vowel, such as,

  1. hold down the CTRL  key

  2. press the ' key once (while still holding CTRL down)

  3. release CTRL

  4. press the vowel you want accented

Typing an inverted question mark 

  1. at the same time hold down ALT, CTRL, and SHIFT

  2. press ? one time (while still holding down the other three)

 

Spanish Spell Check
 
WORD XP
Highlight your entire document (or the section that is typed in Spanish) and do the following;
  1. Click on TOOLS
  2. Drag down to LANGUAGE and over to SET LANGUAGE
  3. Find SPANISH (MEXICO) in the list

Now the words that do not appear in the Spanish dictionary are underlined with red-jagged lines.  Right click on a jagged-underlined word and it will recommend SPANISH words that you may have meant to type.

 
WORD 2007
Setup your Word program to know what languages you will be using.
  1. Click on the Microsoft Office button 
  2. Click on the WORD OPTION button 

  3. On the left you want to be in the POPULAR menu
  4. Click on the LANGUAGE SETTINGS button 

  5. Choose the languages you want in your settings.

Now to spell check a document.

Highlight your entire document (or the section that is typed in Spanish) and do the following;

  1. Click on the REVIEW ribbon tab 
  2. Click on the SET LANGUAGE button 

  3. Find SPANISH (MEXICO) in the list

Now the words that do not appear in the Spanish dictionary are underlined with red-jagged lines.  Right click on a jagged-underlined word and it will recommend SPANISH words that you may have meant to type.

 

Charts for Specific Languages
Alt key + 3 digits is to left of accented letters ... or ... Alt key + (4 digits is to the right)

 

French

133 (0224)
131 (0226)
135 (0231)
130 (0233)
138 (0232)
136 (0234)
137 (0235)
140 (0238)
139 (0239)
   
(0156)
147 (0244)

151 (0249)
150 (0251)

183 (0192)
182 (0194)
128 (0199)
212 (0200)
144 (0201)
210 (0202)
211 (0203)
215 (0206)
216 (0207)
   
(0140)
226 (0212)
235 (0217)
234 (0219)
174 (0171)
175 (0187)
 

German

132 (0228)
134 (0229)
145 (0230)
    (0240)
137 (0235)
148 (0246)
155 (0248)
225 (0223)
    (0254)
129 (0252)
152 (0255)

142 (0196)
143 (0197)
146 (0198)
    (0208)
    (0203)
153 (0214)
157 (0216)
    (0222)
154 (0220)

Italian

133 (0224)
138 (0232)
141 (0236)
149 (0242)
151 (0249)

183 (0192)
212 (0200)
        (0204)
        (0210)
        (0217)

 

Portuguese

    (0227)
    (0195)
135 (0231)
128 (0199)
149 (0242)
    (0210)
162 (0243)
    (0211)
    (0245)
    (0213)

Spanish

160 (0225)
130 (0233)
161 (0237)
164 (0241)
162 (0243)
163 (0250)
129 (0252)
 
 
    (0193)
144 (0201)
    (0205)
165 (0209)
    (0211)
    (0218)
154 (0220)
168 (0191)
173 (0161)