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Special characters of the Spanish language

The Spanish language contains some special characters you won't find on others than Spanish keyboards. But you will need these special characters to answer our exercises correctly. The following table contains all shortcuts you need:

  • Character
  • Shortcut:
  • Description
  • Á
  • "ALT" & 0193
  • accented A
  • á
  • "ALT" & 0225
  • accented a
  • É
  • "ALT" & 0201
  • accented E
  • é
  • "ALT" & 0233
  • accented e
  • Í
  • "ALT" & 0205
  • accented I
  • í
  • "ALT" & 0237
  • accented i
  • Ñ
  • "ALT" & 0209
  • Ñ
  • ñ
  • "ALT" & 0241
  • ñ
  • Ó
  • "ALT" & 0 211
  • accented O
  • ó
  • "ALT" & 0243
  • accented o
  • Ú
  • "ALT" & 0218
  • accented U
  • ú
  • "ALT" & 0250
  • accented u
  • ü
  • "ALT" & 0252
  • Diéresis
  • ª
  • "ALT" & 0170
  • Ordinal number m (e.g. la primera = 1ª)
  • º
  • "ALT" & 0186
  • Ordinal number f (e.g. el primero = 1º)
  • ¡
  • "ALT" & 0161
  • reverse exclamation mark
  • ¿
  • "ALT" & 0191
  • reverse question mark

Note: hold down the "alt key" as you type in the numbers. Then release the "alt key".


Example: in order to write ñ:

  • 1. Hold the "ALT key" pressed
  • 2. Type 0241 while the "ALT key" is pressed
  • 3. Release the "ALT key"