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Thursday, April 05, 2007

How To Write An Enye (or an N with a tilde) On A Mac

To write an Enye (or an N with a tilde) - ñ - on your Mac, simply follow these steps:

(1) Press option + n on your keyboard, then release. You should see the tilde (the little squiggly line).

(2) Then press n (or shift + n for the uppercase version).

What other characters can I put a tilde on?
You can also put a tilde on the letter A and the letter O:

• option + n, a = ã
• option + n, o = õ

[UPDATE 22-March-2011]

If you want to type the n with a tilde on an iPhone or iPad:
1. Touch and hold the N key until the pop-up menu comes out
2. Slide your finger to the ñ key and release

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Anonymous said...

Hi. It's my first time here. I found the link in Señor Enrique's links. Thank you very much for this tip (and for all the other great things I found here about Mac), I shall now be able to write Señor Enrique's name properly. :)

pinoymaclover said...

Haha! You're welcome. :)

Anonymous said...

Haha. I knew there was some shortcut for typing the 'enye' in Mac but I was too lazy to look for it. When I finally did search for it, this blog came up. Now I know how to do the ñ. Hehe.

Very informative and useful. Definitely worth bookmarking and sharing. :-)

pinoymaclover said...

glad you found it useful! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG. Thank you so much for that info. Am working at *insert TV network* and switching to a Mac is kinda like a hassle to me. Thank you. Really.

Anonymous said...


Unknown said...

Option/alt + e + vowel = vowel+tilde
alt + e + i = í
alt + e + a = á

Anonymous said...

where is the key option

pinoymaclover said...

The option key is between the control and the command key.

Anonymous said...

maraming salamat po nakakasulat na ako ng ñ dito sa aking Mac :3

pinoymaclover said...

walang anuman! :)

Anonymous said...

What about tilde n on a iphone?

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!!!!! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

very helpul blog thank you for this

Anonymous said...

thank you! :)

Frannie said...

Thanks! I was wondering how to type ñ. I also used to love French Fries dipped in hot fudge sundaes too, when I used to eat fried food and dairy! (a formerly reluctant Mac user)

Unknown said...

thanks for this information :)

Unknown said...

hello, gud evning ....how to put ENYE in netbook or laptop use like (Pane) ....Please help me?

Anonymous said...

ty po, very helpful

Anonymous said...

I don't get the enye, what I got is this "



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