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How to Type Enye Letter Ñ – iPhone, Android, Small, Capital

The Enye letter Ñ (lower case ñ) is an important part of the Spanish alphabet and has been adopted by other countries, including the Philippines. It is pronounced as ‘enye‘ and is used in common words as well as in location and people’s names.

Thankfully, there are several ways to easily type Ñ/ñ no matter the device you’re using. This article will provide step-by-step instructions on how to type enye on Windows, Apple, Linux, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, iPhone, and Android devices. Additionally, it will answer frequently asked questions about typing this letter.

Quick intro about Enye Letter

  • The letter Ñ is an important part of the Spanish alphabet and is used in common words as well as in location and people’s names in the Philippines.
  • Typing Ñ/ñ can be challenging as it is not part of the standard QWERTY layout, but there are several ways to easily type it on different devices.
  • This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to type enye on Windows, Apple, Linux, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, iPhone, and Android devices.

How to Type Enye on Windows Computer or Laptop

Through Numeric Keypad

For those who are using a Windows computer with a numeric keypad or numpad, typing the enye symbol is easy.

  • First, enable the numeric keypad by pressing the “Num Lock” key.
  • You’ll know that the numeric keypad is enabled when the Num Lock light is on.
  • If your keyboard doesn’t have a Num Lock key, press Fn and F11 keys simultaneously to activate the numeric keypad.
  • Once the numeric keypad is enabled, hold down the ALT key and press 164 or 0241 for the small letter “ñ” and 165 or 0209 for the capital letter “Ñ”.
  • If you don’t have a Num Lock key, press the Fn key while pressing ALT and the shortcut numbers.

If you’re still having trouble typing the enye symbol, check if Sticky Keys and Filter Keys are turned on. Go to Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard to check that they are turned off.

Through the Character Map

If you don’t have a numeric keypad on your keyboard or if the above shortcuts don’t work, you can use Windows’ Character Map. To access this feature:

  • Click the Windows icon on your taskbar,
  • Click Windows Accessories, and then click Character Map.

Alternatively, type and search for “Character Map” and then open it.

  1. A window of Character Map will pop up. Look for the “Ñ/ñ” symbol, double-click it to select, and then click Copy.
  2. The small letter “ñ” is often found at the bottom-right corner of the Character Map window, while the capital letter “Ñ” can be found after you click Advanced View on the bottom of the Character Map window, type “n” on the search field, and then click the search icon.
  3. You’ll find “Ñ” on the right. Finally, press paste (ctrl + v) or right-click and select Paste to wherever you want to use or place the letter.

Apple Computer or Laptop (Macbook and iMac)

Typing the Enye or Ñ/ñ on an Apple device is a very easy. There are two methods to do this, depending on your macOS version.

  • The most common method involves holding down the letter “n” key until a small popup appears.
  • You can then click on the letter “ñ” or press the number “1” on your keyboard.
  • To type the uppercase Ñ, hold down the Shift and the letter “n” keys simultaneously until a small popup appears
  • You can then click on the letter “Ñ” or press the number “1” on your keyboard.
  • The less common method involves holding down the Option key and pressing the letter “n”. This will cause a tilde (~) to appear.
  • Press the letter “n” again, and the letter “ñ” will appear. To type the uppercase Ñ, hold down the Option key and press the letter “n” to make a tilde appear.
  • Then, hold down the Shift and the letter “n” keys simultaneously, and the letter “Ñ” will appear.

Overall, typing the enye or Ñ/ñ on an Apple device is a straightforward process that can be done easily using either of the two methods.


Linux or Ubuntu

To create an enye letter on Linux, press Ctrl + Shift + U keys at the same time.

  1. Release all of these keys, and then to insert ñ, type 00d1, and to insert Ñ, type 00f1.
  2. Press the space bar to complete the process.
  3. On Ubuntu, press the Shift and tilde (~) keys at the same time, release them, and then press the “n” key.

Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office: Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)

MS Word Windows

When working with Microsoft Word on a Windows device, you can use the same methods as mentioned previously for typing the Ñ/ñ letter.

  • Alternatively, you can insert the character by going to the Insert tab, selecting Symbol under Symbols, and then choosing the ñ character and clicking Insert.
  • Another option is to type “n0303” for ñ or “N0303” for Ñ and then press Alt + X.
  • An alternative method is to press Ctrl + Shift + ~ and then press “n” for ñ or hold Shift and press “N” for Ñ.

MS Word Apple Mac

For Apple devices, the same process applies for typing the Ñ/ñ letter in Microsoft Word.

You can either use the methods mentioned previously or insert the character by going to Insert > Symbol > More Symbols. Select the ñ character and click Insert.


Google Docs

To type the Enye letter in Google Docs, users can click on “Insert” in the menu and select “Special characters.”

  • From there, users can select “Latin” on the first dropdown field and find the ñ character on the 11th row.
  • Click on the ñ character to insert it in Google Docs.
  • Users can also follow the same process or instructions mentioned previously for Windows or Apple devices.

iPhone Devices (iOS)

Typing enye (Ñ/ñ) on iPhone devices is a breeze.

  • Simply hold down the letter N/n on the keyboard, and a small pop-up will appear showing different accent marks.
  • Slide and hover over to choose Ñ/ñ. This method also works for other accent characters, such as à, á, â, ä, æ, ã, å, and ā.
Enye Small letter in iPhone
Enye Small letter in iPhone

Android Devices

Typing the letter Ñ/ñ on Android devices is a simple process.

  • Hold or long-press the letter N/n on your phone’s keyboard.
  • A pop-up with different accent marks will appear.
  • Slide and hover over to choose Ñ/ñ.
  • If the pop-up does not appear, ensure that you enable other languages for your keyboard such as Filipino and Spanish on your phone’s keyboard settings.
  • This can be done by going to Settings > Language & input > Languages.

If you are having trouble typing out the letter enye on your computer, try following these simple steps. With a few clicks of your keyboard, you can easily produce the small letter “ñ” on your Windows or Mac computer.