How to Type N with Tilde Alt Code

How to Type N with Tilde Alt Code

You would have come across the tilde symbol on numerous occasions. Do you wonder how to insert these special letters? The tilde changes the meaning of the word and is commonly used in Spanish, and French languages. We bring to you a perfect guide that will help you learn how to type tilde on Windows. You can insert n with tilde using alt code, Char function, and other techniques as discussed in this guide.

How to Type N with Tilde Alt Code

How to Type N with Tilde Alt Code

This n with tilde symbol is pronounced as ene in Latin. However, it is used in various languages such as Spanish, French, Italian as well. As people have started to use these symbols more often, it has come to be included in a few keyboard models as well. This enables users to type these special characters in Windows easily.

Follow the given steps to type n with tilde Ñ using alt code:

1. Turn on Num Lock on your keyboard.

turn on num key in keyboard. How to Type n With Tilde Alt Code

2. Place the cursor in the document where you want to insert the n with a tilde.

place curson in microsoft doc

3. Press and hold the Alt key and type the following code:

  • 165 or 0209 for Ñ
  • 164 or 0241 for ñ

Note: You have to press the numbers which are available on the number pad.

press Alt key with 165 simultaneously. How to Type n With Tilde Alt Code

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How to Type Tilde on Windows PC

There are various other methods other than alt code to type tilde on a Windows computer.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use keyboard shortcuts to type n with tilde Ñ as follows:

1. Place the cursor where you want to insert the symbol n with a tilde .

2A. Press Ctrl + Shift + ~ + N keys simultaneously to type Ñ directly.

press ctrl, shift, tilde and n keys together in keyboard

2B. For uppercase, type 00d1. Select it and press Alt + X keys together.

select 00d1 and press Alt with X keys simultaneously in keyboard ms word. How to Type n With Tilde Alt Code

2C. Similarly for lowercase, type 00f1. Select it and press Alt + X keys simultaneously.

select 00f1 and press Alt with X keys simultaneously in keyboard ms word

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Method 2: Using Symbol Options

Microsoft also facilitates its users to insert symbols using Symbol Dialog box.

1. Place the cursor in the document where you want to insert the symbol.

2. Click Insert in the Menu bar.

click on Insert menu in microsoft word. How to Type n With Tilde Alt Code

3. Click Symbol in the Symbols group.

4. Then, click More Symbols… in the drop-down box, as shown highlighted.

click on Symbols then select More symbols option in microsoft word

5. Scroll through the list to find the required symbol Ñ or ñ. Select it and click Insert button, as depicted below.

Click on the symbol and click Insert. How to Type n With Tilde Alt Code

6. Click X icon at the top of the Symbol box to close it.

Method 3: Using Character Map

Using a Character map is also as simple as typing n with tilde alt code.

1. Press the Windows key, type character map, and click on Open.

press windows key, type character map and click on Open

2. Here, select the desired symbol (For example – Ñ).

3. Then, click on Select > Copy to copy the symbol.

Click on the desired symbol. Click Select and then Copy to copy the symbol. How to Type n With Tilde Alt Code

4. Open the document and paste the symbol by pressing Ctrl + V keys simultaneously on your keyboard. That’s it!

Method 4: Using CHAR Function (For Excel Only)

You can insert any symbol with its unique digital code using the CHAR function. However, it can be used only in MS Excel. To insert ñ or Ñ, follow these steps:

1. Go to the cell where you want to insert the symbol.

2. For lowercase, type =CHAR(241) and press Enter key. The same will be replaced by ñ as depicted below.

type the following and press Enter key in ms excel

3. For uppercase, type =CHAR(209) and hit Enter. The same will be replaced by Ñ as illustrated below.

type the following data and press Enter key in ms excel. How to Type n With Tilde Alt Code

Also Read: How to Copy and Paste Values Without formulas in Excel

Method 5: Changing Keyboard Layout to US International

To insert the symbols Ñ or ñ, you can change the layout of your keyboard to US International and then, use right Alt + N keys to type them. Here’s how to do so:

1. Press Windows + I keys together to open Settings.

2. Click Time & Language from the given options.

Click Time and Language, among other options

3. Click Language in the left pane.

Note: If English (United States) is already installed, then skip Steps 4-5.

4. Click Add a language under the Preferred languages category, as shown.

Click Language on the left pane of the screen. Then, click Add a language under the Preferred languages category. How to Type n With Tilde Alt Code

5. Select English (United States) from the list of languages to install it.

Select English, United States from the list of languages and install it.

6. Click on English (United States) to expand it and then, click the Options button, shown highlighted.

Click on English, United States. The option expands. Now, click the Options button.

7. Next, click Add a keyboard under Keyboards category.

Click Add a keyboard under the Keyboards category.

8. Scroll through the list and select United States-International, as depicted.

Scroll through the list and select the United States-International option.

9. The English US keyboard layout has been installed. Press Windows + Space bar keys to switch between keyboard layout.

Press Windows and Space bar to switch between keyboard layout

11. After switching to United States-International keyboard, press Right Alt + N keys simultaneously to type ñ. (not working)

Note: With Caps lock on, follow Step 11 to type Ñ.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Where can I find the alt codes for all foreign language letters?

Ans. You can browse online for Alt Codes. Many such websites are available with alt codes for special characters and foreign language letters such as Useful Shortcuts.

Q2. How to insert letters with caret?

Ans. You can insert letters with caret by pressing Ctrl + Shift + ^ + (letter). For example, you can insert Ê by pressing Ctrl + Shift + ^ + E keys together.

Q3. How to insert letters with accent grave?

Ans. You can easily the letter with accent grave using keyboard shortcuts. Press Ctrl + ` + (letter) keys simultaneously. For example, you can insert à by pressing Ctrl + ` + A.

Q4. How to insert other vowels with the tilde symbol?

Ans. Press Ctrl + Shift + ~ + (letter) keys together to type that letter with tilde symbol. For example, to type Ã, press Ctrl + Shift + ~ + A keys in unison.

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We hope this guide helped you to insert n with tilde using alt code. You also learned how to type tilde letters & vowels on Windows PCs.  Feel free to drop your queries and suggestions in the comment box below.

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