A colon is one of the most commonly used punctuation marks in Windows 10 and any other operating system.
Many people don’t know how to type on keyboards that come in English or Spanish.. That’s why today we’re going to teach you how to do it.
What is the main difference between an English and a Spanish keyboard?
First, it’s important to identify which language your keyboard is in, there are some that don’t support the use of colons. Depending on the language, the key set will be different.
Thus, the keyboard layout will change from language to language. In the case of English and Spanish, they present several differences, including:
- The “Enter” button is extended on the English keyboard and more vertical in Spanish.
- The dashes are in the last row of Spanish keys and in one of the numbers on the English keyboard.
There are more differences, although they are the most notable at first glance. Luckily, the double-dot button appears on both.
How do I type colon if you use the Spanish keyboard in Windows 10?
If you have a Spanish keyboard, you should know that there are two ways to place the columns. One of them is with the “Shift” key; the other with the on-screen keyboard. We will explain each in more detail below.
Combining the ‘Shift’ keys
This is definitely the easiest option. Basically, you need to place the “Shift” button and the key that draws the colon. Then press both at the same time, and you will see the symbols appear.
Using the ‘On-Screen Keyboard’ app
Another way to get two points is to use the on-screen keyboard, also known as the “virtual keyboard.” This feature is available in all versions of Windows 7.
This means you don’t have to download or get it from another source, which would take time and effort. You just have to do this procedure:
- Go to the start menu.
- Type “On-Screen Keyboard” in the search bar and press “Enter.”
- As soon as the keyboard appears, click on it.
- After entering the keyboard, press “Shift” and the key that appears with a colon.
How do I insert a dot if I use an English keyboard?
If your keyboard is originally in English and you don’t want to worry about changing your life by changing the language, you don’t have to worry. In this case, too, the two options are the same.
With on-screen keyboard
In this case, you need to repeat the procedure we taught you in the previous section to find the on-screen keyboard in the home menu. After that, you should repeat the other steps, that is, press “Shift Shift” again with the colon key.
However, it sometimes happens that the colon does not come out. If this happens to you, press the semicolon (;) key instead, and you will now see that two dots appear.
If the first method doesn’t work, look for the “Shift” button on your physical keyboard. Then press the semicolon at the same time. The colon will be marked automatically.
Which option supports adding a point to any keyboard point?
With everything we’ve taught you, you should be able to type two dots, regardless of whether the keyboard is English or Spanish.
However, we know that anything can go wrong, so the methods we’ve seen may not work on certain keyboard models either. But don’t panic, as one last chance remains: ASCII code.
The ASCII code is on every keyboard, so you can’t use it.
In short, it’s about pressing a button combination, something similar to what we did with “Shift”. In this case you have to press and hold the “Alt” key while typing “58”.. The colon will be written immediately.