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How to Type Enye on Keyboard (Ñ ñ Letter/Symbol)

The letter “Ñ or ñ,” also known as “Enye,” is a distinctive character that plays a crucial role in Spanish and Filipino languages. However, typing the “Ñ” symbol on a keyboard can be challenging for many users since it lacks a dedicated key. In this article, we will explore ten simple methods to help you effortlessly type the “Ñ” symbol on your keyboard.

To copy and paste the Enye, click the button below. However, continue scrolling down the page to find out ways to insert or type Enye on the keyboard.

Typing Enye on Keyboard (Summary)

There are several methods you can use to insert or type the Enye symbol.

Each method is summarized below:

Alt Code Method: The Alt Code for the Enye is 165 for Capital Enye and 164 for Small Enye. To type the Enye Symbol with the Alt Code, simply press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard while using the numeric keypad to enter the Alt code, then release the Alt key. This method requires your keyboard to have a separate numeric keypad with Num Lock enabled. It also works only on Windows.

Mac Shortcut Method: The Mac keyboard shortcut for the Enye Symbol is Option + n + n. To type the Enye symbol with this shortcut, simply press down the Option key and press the n key twice on the Mac keyboard.

Microsoft Word Unicode Shortcut: The shortcut to make the Enye in MS Word is 00D1, Alt + X. To use this shortcut, simply fire up your Microsoft Word and type 00D1, then press Alt plus the X key immediately after typing the code. If it doesn’t work, highlight the code before pressing Alt + X. Alternatively, press Ctrl + ~, Shift + N.

Microsoft Office Symbol Library: To insert the Enye in MS Office, (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), simply go to Insert > Symbols > More Symbols to launch the Symbol library. Then find and double-click on the Enye letter to insert it into your document.

Copy and Paste: Simply click the Copy button above to copy and paste the Enye. If you’re a Windows user, we’ve already covered how to copy and paste this symbol using the character Map. You’ll want to keep reading until the end to learn all of the tricks.

These are the various methods for creating the Enye on any operating system, whether Windows or Mac, or in any application, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or even Google Docs.

Let’s take a closer look at each method.

Enye Alt Code Shortcut (Windows)

The Enye Alt Code is 165 / 0209 for uppercase Ñ & 164 / 0241 for lowercase ñ.

On Windows, alt codes are used to type symbols or characters that are not available on the keyboard.

This method is extremely beneficial because it saves a significant amount of time when trying to type special characters.

The following are the steps you can take to type the Enye on Windows using the Alt Code keyboard shortcut:

  • Step 1: Activate the Num Lock Key: Before we begin, make sure your Num Lock key is activated. This key allows you to input numeric values using the numeric keypad. Check your keyboard for the Num Lock indicator light or press the Num Lock key to enable it.
  • Step 2: Locate the Alt Code: Each character, including the Enye Letter, has a specific Alt code assigned to it. The Alt code is a combination of numeric values that you will enter using the numeric keypad. The Alt codes for the Capital Enye symbol (Ñ) are 0209/165, while the Alt codes for the Small Enye symbol (ñ) are 0241/164. Remember these codes, as they will be crucial for typing the Enye symbol.
  • Step 3: Position the Cursor: Place your cursor at the location where you want to insert the Enye symbol in your document or text editor. This step ensures that the symbol appears exactly where you need it.
  • Step 4: Press and Hold the Alt Key: To initiate the Alt code input, press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard. You’ll find the Alt key located on either side of the space bar on most keyboards.
  • Step 5: Enter the Alt Code: While holding the Alt key, use the numeric keypad to enter the corresponding Alt code for the Enye symbol. For example, to type the uppercase Enye symbol (Ñ), enter the Alt code 0209 or 165. Similarly, for the lowercase Enye symbol (ñ), enter the Alt code 0241  or 164. Ensure that you use the numeric keypad and not the number keys on the top row of your keyboard. The Alt code will not work if you use the numbers on the top row.
  • Step 6: Release the Alt Key: After entering the Enye Alt code, release the Alt key. The Enye symbol will instantly appear at the location of your cursor, seamlessly integrating into your text.

Congratulations! You have successfully typed the Enye symbol using the Alt code method. Practice this method a few times to become more familiar with it. Soon, you’ll be able to easily insert this symbol whenever needed.

Bonus Tip: There are alt codes for other accented characters. Alt codes are not limited to the Enye letter. They can be used to type various other accented characters as well. Explore alt codes for characters like ã, õ, é, á, ô, and ü to enhance your language skills and improve the accuracy of your written communication.

The following rules must be followed in order for the Enye Alt Code to work.

  • Before typing the code, you must hold down the Alt key.
  • To type the alt code, you must use the numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard.
  • The NumLock must be enabled because you are using the 10-key numeric keypad. When you turn off NumLock, the number keys become disabled, and you won’t be able to type any numbers.
  • If you’re using a laptop that doesn’t have a numeric keypad, you’ll need to activate the hidden numeric keypad first. On most laptops, you can turn it on by pressing the Fn + NmLk keys at the same time. A hidden numeric keypad isn’t found on every laptop. If it doesn’t appear in yours, you won’t be able to type symbols using the alt code method unless you connect an external keyboard with a numeric keypad or use the on-screen keyboard. Yet still, you can use the other methods discussed in this guide.
  • You should also be aware that, depending on the text editor you’re using, not all symbols can be typed with the alt code. Only Microsoft Word recognizes some of the alt codes.

Enye Shortcut (Mac)

The Enye shortcut for Mac is Option + n + n.

The Alt code method is only for Windows and can only be used on that platform.

However, this shortcut will work for you if you’re using a Mac PC.

Let’s delve into the keyboard shortcut method step-by-step and unlock the power of the Enye symbol on your Mac.

  • Step 1: Position the Cursor: Before we begin, place your cursor at the location where you want to insert the Enye symbol in your document or text editor. This step ensures that the symbol appears exactly where you need it.
  • Step 2: Enter the Keyboard Shortcut: To type the Small letter Enye symbol (ñ), press and hold the Option key. While holding the Option key, press twice of the letter “N” on your Mac keyboard. To type the lowercase Enye symbol (ñ), follow these steps: Press and hold the Option key. While holding the Option key, press the letter “N” on your Mac keyboard. Next, press the Shift + “N” again, and the lowercase Enye symbol (ñ) will appear at the cursor’s location.

Bonus Option: Using the Character Viewer to Insert I with Accent Letters on Mac

The Character Viewer is a built-in tool on Mac that allows users to browse and insert special characters, including the Enye letter. 

To enable and access the Character Viewer, follow these steps:

  • Click on the Apple menu at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences
  • In the System Preferences window, click on “Keyboard.”
  • Switch to the “Input Sources” tab and enable the “Show Input menu in menu bar” option.
  • Close the System Preferences window.

Once the Character Viewer is enabled, obey the instructions below to insert the enye letter from the Character Viewer into your document:

  • Open the document or text editor where you want to insert the symbol.
  • Position your cursor at the desired location.
  • Open the Character Viewer by pressing Control + Command + Space Bar. Alternatively, click on the input menu icon in the menu bar (usually located at the top-right corner of the screen). From the dropdown menu, select “Show Character Viewer.”
  • Select the desired character by clicking on it in the Character Viewer window. You can use the search bar to help find any character quicker. 
  • The selected letter will be inserted at the cursor’s position in your document.

With the keyboard shortcut method and the built-in Character Viewer on your Mac, typing the Enye symbol (Ñ) has now become a breeze.

Shortcut to type Enye Letter (MS Word)

MS Word shortcut to type the Enye is 00D1, Alt + X.

While the Alt code and Mac shortcut mentioned above can be used to type this symbol anywhere, including Microsoft Word, this shortcut can only be used in Word.

To use this shortcut, open your Microsoft Word document, position the insertion pointer where you want to type the Enye, and then follow the simple instructions below:

  • Simply type 00D1.
  • Then press Alt plus X simultaneously.
  • If it doesn’t work, highlight the code before pressing the Alt + X.

When you press Alt + X after typing the Unicode, the symbol appears in place of the Unicode.

Insert Symbol for Enye from Office Symbol Library

If using the keyboard isn’t your thing, there’s also a mouse-based method for getting the Enye in Office apps like Microsoft Word.

To explain the steps, we’ll use screenshots from Microsoft Word. You can, however, use the same method in Excel and PowerPoint.

Without further ado, here are the steps to take:

  • Launch MS Word or Excel, or PowerPoint.
  • Place your cursor at the desired place.
  • Navigate to the Insert tab.
Go to the Insert tab
  • Click the Symbols button in the Symbols group, then select More Symbols from the drop-down menu.
More Symbols

The Symbol window will appear. It contains a gazillion of symbols which include the Enye.

  • Find the Enye in the symbol library.

To easily locate this symbol, use the Subset dropdown list to display specific types of symbols. You can find the Enye in the Latin-1 Supplement group.

However, the fastest way to get this symbol is to type the Unicode 00D1 in the Character code text box. Once you type the Unicode, the Enye will be filtered out and selected.

How to Type Enye on Keyboard (Ñ ñ)
  • To insert it into your document, simply double-click on it. Alternatively, click the Insert button.
  • Close the Dialog.

If you follow the above steps carefully, you can insert the Enye in Word or any other symbol or character not available on the keyboard.

Copy and Paste Enye

This is by far the simplest way to obtain any symbol, including the Enye Symbol.

You simply need to copy the symbol somewhere, such as a web page, and then press Ctrl + V after switching to the document where you need it.

If you want to copy the symbol, it is shown below.

Ñ ñ

If you have a Windows PC, the steps below will show you how to copy this symbol from the Character Map.

  • Search and Launch the Character Map app.
  • Near the button, select the Advance View checkbox to expand more Character map options.
searching for character map to copy and paste symbols
  • In the Advanced view you will see a search box. Type Enye in this text box and press Enter.
copying Spanish n with a tilde
  • The symbol will appear in the search results.
  • Simply double-click on it and hit on the Copy button after it is selected in the Characters to copy text box.


Obtaining symbols that do not have keys on the keyboard can be difficult.

However, with the assistance of the methods discussed, it should no longer be a difficult task.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this guide.