[quo]*Quote from * liamg
(Sorry about the missing accents on Como. I forgot how to do that.)[/quo]
There are a number of different approaches you can use. On a PC, holding down the ALT key and typing certain 4 digit numbers will give you all the Spanish characters without having to change your keyboard. That's what I do. ALT+0243 gives you ó, ALT+0233 = é, ALT+0241=ñ, ALT+0191=¿ , etc.
You can find a lot more info here:
As you might imagine, this topic has come up a number of times in the past. About a year ago, Mauricio sent a message in which he said the following: *"I have tried a few methods, but I found the ALT + 4 method has become as second nature to me and it seems to work almost in every program I'm using..." * I feel the same way Mauricio does. After a while, what seemed a bit cumbersome at first became second nature for me. I use ALT + 4 all the time, even in Internet cafés when I travel.
I should add, however, that on a laptop, it's sometimes a bit of a hassle to switch to a numeric keypad, which you need in order to use the ALT+ 4 method. It can be done, but on my laptop I prefer to use a free software program called *AllChars*. It can be found at *__http://allchars.zwolnet.com/introduction.html__*. It works quite well. For example, to type é using AllChars, all you have to do is hit the CTL key and then 'e, either together or sequentially. To type ¿, you hit the CTL key and then ??. It's even easier than ALT+ 4. I didn't switch to AllChars on my desktop mostly because I can use ALT+ 4 on any computer, not just on a computer that has AllChars installed. However, AllChars is easy and it's free. If you don't like it, you can just remove it.