How to make the spanish inverted interrogation mark (¿) on your keyboard

You want to type the inverted interrogation mark (¿), typical of spanish and south american languages, on your keyboard but don't know how? It's very simple, just do the key combination described below.

There is no direct key that exists to realize the inverted interrogation mark (¿) on other keyboards than spanish ones, but there are keyboard shortcuts that allows you to perform this combination on any keyboard. See below :


Make the inverted interrogation mark (¿) on Windows :

  • Type the following key combination :  Alt + 0 1 9 1 → ¿

The technique : Keep the Alt key pressed (key just to the left of the Space bar), then you successively type the numbers  0 1 9 1  then you finally release the Alt key, which will bring up the inverted interrogation mark at desired location.


Make the inverted interrogation mark (¿) on Mac / MacBook 

  • Type the following key combination : ⌥ Option + ⇧ Shift + / → ¿

The technique: Keep the Option ⌥ and ⇧ Shiftkeys pressed, then type on the / sign (slash) which will bring up the inverted interrogation mark (¿) at desired location.

Info : On some Mac / MacBook keyboard configuration, the  Option ⌥ key can be named Alt ⌥ 


If you want to make the inverted interrogation mark (¿) in HTML , you must type ¿


Troubleshooting

I don't have a numeric keypad on my keyboard, what should I do? "

  • If you don't have a numeric keypad on your keyboard, make sure you have activated the function Num Lock . If not, press the Fn + button Num Lock

  • If you do not have the function Num Lock on your keyboard, try first pressing the key  Fn and then performing the combination with   Alt described in the previous paragraph.

  • If you still can't do it, don't hesitate to copy and paste the symbol from this article to the location of your choice.

I have a Mac / Macbook / Apple computer "

If you have a Mac / Apple keyboard, the technique is the same. The Alt ⌥ key can also be called  Option ⌥ but it is always the key just to the left of the Space bar.

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