That's right. I bought a Spanish computer, and set it to English. And I can't find the tilde.

This is Mac OS X


With a spanish keyboard and the Spanish (ISO) layout I get the ~ character with alt + ñ.


Spanish keyboards lack the ~ key if I remember correctly. You could try option + n followed by a space or option + 4 followed by space. On a Spanish (Latin) keyboard it should be option + +

If everything fails activate the Unicode Input Source in the OS X Preferences. You can then hold down option and type: 0 0 7 E. I have to switch a lot from the German Input Source and the Unicode Hex one. It isn't comfortable, but at least it works.

  • Wow great answer. But unfortunately none of those options worked. I'm looking for an app to take care of it now. – Trip Mar 29 '12 at 22:31

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