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Adding symbols or accents

Video Tutorial

There are two ways to add symbols or accents: using your mouse or your keyboard.

Using the Mouse

On the Create Set page use the drop down buttons under "Enter your flash cards."

By default they will be set to English/English.

First select which language you'd like to use. This includes languages like "Spanish," "Chinese," and many more as well as scientific languages like "Chemistry" and "Math/Symbols."

If you want to create flashcards in Spanish, select "Spanish" from the drop down list.

You will automatically see a list of Spanish symbols and accents on the right hand side of the page.

The same holds true for a "language" like Chemistry. Below are the symbols and accents for Chemistry:

Using the Keyboard

You can also type symbols and accents directly into Quizlet with keyboard shortcuts.

For Mac Users á, é, í, ó, ú = option + E, then press vowel

à, è, ì, ò, ù = option+` (above the tab key), then press vowel

ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ = option + U, then press vowel

â, ê, î, ô, û = option + I, then press vowel

ñ, õ, ã = option + N, then press vowel

ç = option + C

¿ = option + shift + /

¡ = alt + 1

ß = option + S

ø = option + O

å = option + A

For PC Users To type with accent marks you need to change your keyboard input language to English (International). For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, see our FAQ.

á, é, í, ó, ú = ' + vowel

à, è, ì, ò, ù = ` (above tab key) + vowel

ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ = " + vowel

â, ê, î, ô, û =  ^ + vowel

ñ, õ, ã = ~ + vowel

ç =  ' + c

¿ = right alt + /

¡ = right alt + 1

ß = right alt + S

ø = right alt + L

å = right alt + W

Don't See Your Symbols or Accents on the List?

If there's a language, symbol, or accent we don't currently support contact us through the feedback form. Please show us which characters or accents you need as well. We can add it to the list!

Changing Your Computer Input Language

If you'd like to add symbols or accents for a non-Roman language like Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, or many others, you need to change your computer input language.

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