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How to Type Spanish Accents on Your Computer
The written Spanish language uses several different accent marks and special characters. Keyboards sold in non-Spanish speaking countries do not include these as part of the standard keyboard. However, you can still access these accents and characters using unique codes.
This page describes how to type Spanish accent marks on your computer. The procedure is different for PCs and for Macs.
Note that in modern Spanish communication, capital letters do not use accent marks.
Here's how to type Spanish accents and other Spanish characters if you have a Mac.
á Press Option + e, then type a
é Press Option + e, then type e
í Press Option + e, then type i
ó Press Option + e, then type o
ú Press Option + e, then type u
ñ Press Option + n, then type n
ü Press Option + u, then type u
¡ Press Option, then type 1
¿ Press Shift + Option, then type ?
There are several different ways to type Spanish accents and special characters on a Windows PC. The simplest way is using three-digit Alt codes. These codes are listed below.
á Press Alt + 160
é Press Alt + 130
í Press Alt + 161
ó Press Alt + 162
ú Press Alt + 163
ñ Press Alt + 164
ü Press Alt + 129
¡ Press Alt + 173
¿ Press Alt + 168
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