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I state the model number because generally you would type ALT + to type a letter from another language. But you would have to use the numerical pad with NumLock on.

Most laptops usually have the numerical pad over the letters, which can be accessed using the Fn key. The XPS studio 16 doesn't.

I was wondering, does anyone know anyway to type Spanish accents (accents of any language) without access to the numerical pad?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Set your keyboard layout to "US International" and certain keys become "dead keys" (~n -> ñ, 'e -> é, etc.). You'll need to double up to enter the character normally though ("" -> "), so you can use a keystroke to switch between keyboard layouts for when you don't need the accents.

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that's awesome thanks! What I've done is set it as a separate keyboard layout. And then I can put different shortcut keys to switch between the languages. – RoboShop Nov 14 '10 at 11:19

For just the occasional character or symbol is a neat solution and for re-assignation of a keys autohotkey (involves some simple macro coding) does the job.

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In fact you can type ñ by hitting shift ~ n Try it. There must be more... (like accents)

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