The Spanish and German alphabets each have a few characters that the English alphabet does not. Not only do you need to learn to recognize and pronounce these, but you will also need to type them. Unfortunately, there is not a single way to do this across all devices and operating systems.  Select your operating system below to learn about options for typing foreign characters on your computer.


Typing accents on a Mac

The Mac operating system has two built-in methods for typing foreign characters.  Click on each link below to learn more.

Typing accents on Windows

The Windows operating system does not have a simple way to type foreign characters built into the operating system. Here are some of the options available on a Windows system to type these characters. Click on the links below to learn more.