I write regularly in both Spanish and English, and I have a US keyboard layout. I'm aware that one of the key combinations for generating vowels with accents (á, é, í, ó, ú) is: Opt. + e + the desired vowel. However, this is somewhat cumbersome when trying to type fast in Spanish. Now my question: Is it possible to create a shortcut for generating the vowels with accents by only typing one key before the vowel like in a Spanish layout, but keeping the US layout?


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It's pretty easy to make the kind of custom layout you want with Ukelele.

  • Thanks for your answer. Does it imply that the is no way to do it natively?
    – manifold
    Jan 28, 2022 at 22:52
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    Try the Input source called US International PC. Jan 29, 2022 at 2:07

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