ACENTOS



LOS ACENTOS EN LA COMPUTADORA
On a MAC On a PC with Word
On Windows On the Web (HTML)
Summary Chart Easy Accent Textbox


TO TYPE ACCENTS ON A MAC:

Option + e , a Option + e , A
Option + e , e Option + e , E
Option + e , i Option + e , I
Option + e , o Option + e , O
Option + e , u Option + e , U
Option + u , u
Option + n , n Option + n , N
Option + 1 Option + Shift + ?
Press the 3 keys together.

Most of these formulas represent two step operations. To type an , for example, first press the Option key and hold it down while you press the key for the letter e, and then release both keys together. Now press the key for the letter a (or whatever lower or upper case vowel you need to accent). This procedure will work for most Mac applications and also on web exercises.

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TO TYPE ACCENTS ON MICROSOFT WORD ON A PC:

Ctrl + (apostrophe) , a Ctrl + (apostrophe) , A
Ctrl + (apostrophe) , e Ctrl + (apostrophe) , E
Ctrl + (apostrophe) , i Ctrl + (apostrophe) , I
Ctrl + (apostrophe) , o Ctrl + (apostrophe) , O
Ctrl + (apostrophe) , u Ctrl + (apostrophe) , U
Ctrl + Shift + (colon) , u
Ctrl + Shift + ~ (tilde) , n Ctrl + Shift + ~ (tilde) , N
Alt + Ctrl + Shift + !
Press the 4 keys together.
Alt + Ctrl + Shift + ?
Press the 4 keys together.

Most of these formulas represent two step operations. To type an , for example, first press the Control key and hold it down while you press the key for the apostrophe, and then release both keys together. Now press the key for the letter a (or whatever lower or upper case vowel you need to accent). This will not work on web exercises.

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TO TYPE ACCENTS ON WINDOWS APPLICATIONS
(courtesy of Arash, Spanish 2, Spring 1998):

The easiest way to do accents in Windows is to install Character Map (if it has not already been done). Once you have installed, run Character Map from the start menu, i.e. click on the Start button then Programs>Accessories>Character Map.

Once you have Character Map open, find the font you are using (but if you don't know which font you are using, just select the one called "system" and you should be fine). Now what you'll seen in Character Map is ... well, a map of all the characters your font has. If you click once on a character, you'll see something like Alt-XXXX (each X being some number) in the lower right-hand corner of the Character Map window. If you double-click a character, it will appear in the upper right hand corner of the Character Map screen in a field labeled "Characters to Copy:". You can cut & paste whatever character(s) you see in that field into your document.

An alternative to this is to input the characters directly into whatever document it is you are typing. You do this by using the Alt-XXXX code mentioned in the above paragraph. For example, if you wanted to type the word maana, this is what you would do: First activate the "number lock" on the numerical key pad of your keyboard and then type m - a - Hold down the Alt key (next to your space bar) while typing the sequence 0241 and then release the Alt key - a - n - a.

Now for those of you who don't have Character Map or for some reason can't install it on your computer, here is a list of all the Alt-XXXX's you'll have to worry about in this class:
LETTER WINDOWS
Alt-XXXX
WINDOWS
Alt-XXX
LETTER WINDOWS
Alt-XXXX
WINDOWS
Alt-XXX
Alt-0225 Alt-160 Alt-0193 -
Alt-0233 Alt-130 Alt-0201 Alt-144
Alt-0237 Alt-161 Alt-0205 -
Alt-0243 Alt-162 Alt-0211 -
Alt-0250 Alt-163 Alt-0218 -
Alt-0252 Alt-129
Alt-0241 Alt-164 Alt-0209 Alt-165
Alt-0161 Alt-173 Alt-0191 Alt-168

*NOTE FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO USE THIS FOR EMAIL*
This will NOT work if you send or receive your email through a telnet account. It will only work in the Windows environment (what you see in your telnet window is not actually local to your computer). Therefore you can use these special characters in most Windows applications (i.e. MSWord, Excel, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Eudora, etc...).

Thank you, Arash!!!!!

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TO TYPE ACCENTS ON THE WEB ON A PC:

Two possible strategies:

Strategy 1:
With the web page requiring accents open, launch a word processing program (like Microsoft Word) and type a word or sentence using the instructions for interrogation marks and accents mentioned earlier. Then highlight the word or sentence and copy it by using the Windows Copy command (Ctrl + c). Then return to the web exercise and paste the sentence in the text box using the Paste command (Ctrl + v). The interrogation marks and accents should appear in the box.

Strategy 2:
Enter a word or sentence into the text box using the Alt-XXXX system above or the HTML code below:
á Á
é É
í Í
ó Ó
ú Ú
ü
ñ Ñ
¡ ¿

THIS HTML CODE WILL ALSO WORK WHEN YOU SUBMIT ANSWERS ON A MAC, OF COURSE.

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SUMMARY CHART

LETTER MAC MS WORD on PC WINDOWS
Alt-XXXX
WINDOWS
Alt-XXX
HTML
Option + e , a Ctrl + '(apostrophe) , a Alt-0225 Alt-160 á
Option + e , A Ctrl + '(apostrophe) , A Alt-0193 - Á
Option + e , e Ctrl + '(apostrophe) , e Alt-0233 Alt-130 é
Option + e , E Ctrl + '(apostrophe) , E Alt-0201 Alt-144 É
Option + e , i Ctrl + '(apostrophe) , i Alt-0237 Alt-161 í
Option + e , I Ctrl + '(apostrophe) , I Alt-0205 - Í
Option + e , o Ctrl + '(apostrophe) , o Alt-0243 Alt-162 ó
Option + e , O Ctrl + '(apostrophe) , O Alt-0211 - Ó
Option + e , u Ctrl + '(apostrophe) , u Alt-0250 Alt-163 ú
Option + e , U Ctrl + '(apostrophe) , U Alt-0218 - Ú
Option + u , u Ctrl + :(colon) , u Alt-0252 Alt-129 ü
Option + n , n Ctrl + Shift + ~ (tilde) , n Alt-0241 Alt-164 ñ
Option + n , N Ctrl + Shift + ~ (tilde) , N Alt-0209 Alt-165 Ñ
Option + 1 Alt + Ctrl + Shift + !
Press the 4 keys together.
Alt-0161 Alt-173 ¡
Option + Shift + ?
Press the 3 keys together.
Alt + Ctrl + Shift + ?
Press the 4 keys together.
Alt-0191 Alt-168 ¿

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