The easiest way I know of to write in Spanish with Windows XP
- Install a "Spanish(traditional)" Input Locale with a
"US-International English" keyboard (see below).
- When you want to write in Spanish, press LEFT_ALT-SHIFT
(press down the ALT key on the left of the spacebar and the SHIFT key
at the same time) to switch to the "US-International English" keyboard,
á = 'a (single quote, then a vowel; same works for é í ó ú Á É Í Ó Ú)
ü = "u (double quote, then a vowel; same for ö Ü Ö Ä etc.)
ñ = ~n (tilde, then the letter n)
¡ = RIGHT_ALT-1 (This is the ! key, but with RIGHT_ALT instead of SHIFT)
¿ = RIGHT_ALT-/ (This is the ? key, but with RIGHT_ALT instead of SHIFT)
There are more key combinations. See http://www.starr.net/is/type/intlchart.html.
- When you are done writing in Spanish, press LEFT_ALT-SHIFT
to switch back to the standard keyboard.
Windows XP INSTALLATION
That's all there is to it. For more information, see also: http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/keyboards/winkey.html.
|Open the control panel...
|Open the keyboard control...
|This is the picture you want to have in the end.
If you don't have the Spanish Input Locale with the United
States-International keyboard, then you need to click "Add..."
|Find the Spanish (Traditional Sort) input locale
and the United States-International keyboard. (If that isn't there, I
don't know what to do.)
Bob Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org)