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Ñ ñ  | N with Tilde Alt Code (or Keyboard Shortcuts)

Using the alt code shortcut, you can type the N with Tilde symbol (Ñ ñ) on any Windows keyboard or PC. To do this, press down the Alt key and type the N with Tilde Alt Code (i.e. 165 for Uppercase or 164 for lowercase) using the numeric keypad, then release the alt key.

The N with Tilde Symbol Alt Code is 165 for uppercase and 164 for lowercase.

Also, you can use the button below to copy and paste this symbol:

Alt codes are designed for typing characters that have no dedicated key on the keyboard. You can type these characters by pressing and holding the Alt key whilst typing the character’s alt code using the numeric keypad. (165 or 164 is the alt code for the N with the Tilde symbol)

N with Tilde SymbolAlt Code

If the above quick guide doesn’t make sense to you, obey the step-by-step instructions below to type the N with the Tilde symbol on a Windows Keyboard using this alt code shortcut:

  • Step 1: Place your insertion pointer where you need to type the symbol.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: While pressing down the Alt key, type the N with Tilde alt code (165 or 164) using the numeric keypad.
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code.

Note that you must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. You must also turn on your NumLock key to be able to use the numeric keypad. If you are using a laptop that does not have a numeric keypad, you can press Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously to turn on the hidden numeric keypad for laptops with smaller keyboards. 

This is how you may use the Alt Code method to type the N with Tilde symbol anywhere on your Windows PC including Microsoft Word, Excel, One Note, Sticky Note, PowerPoint, or even somewhere on your browsers like Google Docs or Word Online.

N with Tilde Symbol Shortcut for Mac

The N with Tilde symbol shortcut on Mac is Option + N + N. To type this symbol on your Mac keyboard, press and hold the Option key whilst you hit on the [N] key twice on the keyboard.

N with Tilde symbol shortcut in word

The N with Tilde symbol Shortcut for MS Word is 00D1, Alt X or Ctrl + ~, Shift + N

Note: These shortcuts work only in Microsoft Word for Windows. If you need this symbol in a different document other than Microsoft Word, you should rather use the Alt Code method, or the Mac Shortcut discussed above.  

To type the N with Tilde symbol in Word using this shortcut, first type the Alt-x code (00D1) on your keyboard. Then highlight the code you just typed and press Alt + X to convert this code into the N with Tilde sign.

Alternatively, place the insertion pointer where you need the symbol, then first Ctrl + ~, followed by Shift + N. If it doesn’t work, press Ctrl + Shift + ~, followed by Shift + N.

These are the available ways you may use to type this symbol using your keyboard.

For detailed and more ways to get this symbol, go read this article.