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Adding symbols or accents

We provide symbols and accents for many languages like Spanish, Czech, and Greek, as well as scientific languages like Chemistry and Math.

Choose Your Languages

On the Create Set page click "Choose language" under Terms or Definitions.

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Type the name of the language you'd like to use, then select it from the results.

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If you choose Spanish, a list of accented vowels and special characters will appear under your term. Click on them to add as you type.

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This is also works for "languages" like Chemistry and Math that require special characters. Below is an example of what you see when setting the language to Chemistry:

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Using Keyboard Shortcuts

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!

Typing in Non-Roman Languages

If you'd like to type in a non-Roman language like Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, or many others, you need to change your computer's keyboard to another language.