How to Type Enye Letter (Ññ) in Computer, Laptop or Smartphone


Letter Enye (ñ) in Computer or Laptop

This letter Ñ/ñ (pronounced enye) originates from a modification of the letter N but with a slight curve. This uncommon variant has been accepted and included in the Spanish alphabetical order since 18th century. After much influencing from Spain who colonized them for nearly four centuries ago, Filipinos found themselves getting used to this twist on an already familiar lettering style and eventually started using it too, adding it to their own alphabetical order at some point.


If you want to know how to type the Spanish letter Ñ/ñ in your keyboard, we will show you in this easy-to-follow tutorial! This special letter doesn't exist on most keyboards but using these easy steps it'll be a piece of cake. Don't think of these instructions as only applying for laptops, because they're going to work whether you use a tablet or smartphone!

Table of Contents
How to Type Enye on a Windows Computer
How to Type Enye on a Mac Computer
How to Type the letter Enye in Ubuntu or Linux?
How to Insert the Enye Symbol Using Character Map
How to type Enye on Smartphones
Conclusion

Typing the correct code for enye is important because it promotes the correct pronunciation of the word. For example, Niño would sound like Ninyo, which is the proper pronunciation. Important documents like birth certificates and passports also require the proper use of the enye letter. There have been several cases where omitting an ñ has caused serious issues and created inconveniences.

This article will help you type Ñ/ñ properly so that you can use it when you encounter a word that requires the ñ letter or a letter n with tilde.


How to Type Enye on a Windows Computer

To type the small letter ñ, hold down the ALT key while pressing 0241 or 164:

  • ALT + 0241
  • ALT + 164

To type the capital letter Ñ, hold down the ALT key while pressing 0209 or 165:

  • ALT + 0209
  • ALT + 165

Important Note: Make sure that your number pad is active. You can activate it by tapping the Num Lock key.


How to Type Enye on a Mac Computer

For Mac, iMac, Macbook Air, and Macbook Pro users, typing these characters is pretty easy.

To type the small letter ñ on a Mac computer, hold down the option key and press the “N” key, then press the “N” key again without holding the option key:

  • option + N, N

To type the capital letter Ñ, hold down the option key and press the “N” key, then press the Shift key together with the “N” key:

  • option + N, Shift + N

How to Type the letter Enye in Ubuntu or Linux?

  • Go to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard and change the Compose key to something you don’t use like your right windows key.
  • Then you can type: Compose key n ~ to get ñ

How to Insert the Enye Symbol Using Character Map

In case if you don’t want to remember the keyboard combinations above or if your number pad is broken on your PC or laptop, you can simply insert the Ñ or ñ symbol using Character Map in Windows 10. Just click the Windows icon, choose Windows Accessories, then click Character Map.

character map windows 10

This will launch the Character Map application. Choose the Ñ or ñ symbol as shown in the screenshot below, press Select and then Copy. You can now paste it (Ctrl + V) to your document or file.


How to type Enye on Smartphones


On Android Phones

1.Open the app where you want to type an enye (ñ/Ñ). You can usually type an enye into any app that allows you to use the keyboard.

2. Tap the typing area. This brings up the keyboard.

3. Tap and hold the n or N key. You can do this with either a capital or lowercase N. A list of characters will expand.

android messages app typing enye

4. Tap ñ or Ñ. This inserts an enye into the text box.


On iPhone Devices:

1.Open the app in which you want to type an enye. You can type this character into any app that allows typing, such as Messages, Mail, or Notes.

2.Tap the typing area. This opens your keyboard.

3. Tap and hold the N key. Three variations of “n” will appear.

enye letter on ios app

4. Drag your finger to Ñ or ñ. When you lift your finger, the enye will appear in the typing area.


Conclusion

The Ñ/ñ character is an integral component of the Spanish and Filipino alphabet, so everyone who frequently communicates with these languages must take the time to learn how to type it or insert it into their texts and applications.

There you have it guys. The above methods on how to type enye on a computer or on smartphones may be of great help to any user. Don't forget to share it with your friends on social media on this helpful guide.



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