How to Type @ on a Spanish Keyboard in Peru


How to Write @ in Peru? (eric_t_russell, Photobucket)

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.


How to Type @ in Peru – Latin American Keyboard (Wikimedia Commons)


How to Type “at” Symbol in Peru – Spanish Keyboard Configuration (Wikimedia Commons)

  1 comment for “How to Type @ on a Spanish Keyboard in Peru

  1. Catalin Alexa
    November 13, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Or you can just search on Google something like … email adress symbol and you’ll get as results something that will include @. :)

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