How to Make an “n” with a Tilde on Top Using the Keyboard of your Apple Mac

Señores and señoras, do you know how to make an “n” with a tilde on top? Specifically, how do you make an “ñ” using a Mac keyboard?

How do you type an eñe on a Mac keyboard?

What I used to do, when I needed special characters was to open the keyboard viewer and look for the character from there. (I kept the keyboard viewer icon active on my menu bar.)

An even more roundabout way of finding an eñe was to search for “malacanang” or “jalapeno” on the Web and then copy-paste the word or the eñe from there. Yep, I did that sometimes. It was a pain.

Learn how to do it on a Mac keyboard after the jump.

There’s an easy way to make an eñe on a Mac keyboard. And here’s how.

  1. Press option+n, then release. A highlighted tilde (“˜”) will appear.
  2. Before you press anything else, press “n”

An eñe will appear, and it looks like this: “ñ”

Now you can properly type words such as jalapeño, piña colada, piñata, El Niño, and Malacañang. Easy right?

Creating a tilde or an “a” or “o” with a tilde on is just as easy.

How to make a tilde (“˜”) on a Mac keyboard

If you need to type a tilde, simply do step 1 above.

  • Press option+n, then release. A highlighted tilde (“˜”) will appear.

How to make an “ã” (or “õ”) on a Mac keyboard

  1. Press option+n, then release. A highlighted tilde (“˜”) will appear.
  2. Before you press anything else, press “a” (or “o”)

An “a” (or “o”) with a tilde on top will appear, and it will look like this: “ã” (or “õ”).

How to make an eñe on Mac, iOS style

Please refer to the post here:

Simple? Let me know in the comments section what you think.


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