Here’s something you might want to remember, especially if you’re not traveling with a laptop in Peru: most keyboards in Peru are set up using the Spanish or Latin American configuration, so they might seem a little strange at first.
Generally you won’t find many problems with this, but there’s nothing worse than sitting in an internet cafe wondering how to type @ in Peru.
How to Type @ in Peru
The standard “Shift+@” will often not work in Peru. Latin American or Spanish keyboard configurations are different from those found in Britain and the USA, both of which use a standard English language layout. There are two ways to get around this problem
- Hold down Control+Alt+@ (the “@” will often be located on the “Q” or “2” key).
- Hold down Alt and type 64.
Both of these methods should produce @ on a Latin American keyboard. If neither works, try the more familiar “Shift+@” if you haven’t already.
What is @ in Spanish?
Obviously, you can always ask the guy who works in the internet cafe how to type @ if you are still having problems. @ is arroba in Spanish. If you don’t speak Spanish, get the guy’s attention, point at the @ key on your keyboard, say arroba (roll the “rr”) and he should know what you mean. There’s always a chance that one of the keys is broken – keyboards in Peruvian internet cafes are sometimes pretty beaten up.