I just finished installing Ubuntu on my AMD Athlon, but I cannot type the "at" sign. I'm from Peru and my Keyboard is Spanish. I have tried using Alt+64, Ctrl+Alt+2, Ctrl+Alt+Q, but nothing happens.
Please help.


The unicode character entry keyboard sequence is Ctrl+Shift+U hex value Enter so the @ sign would be Ctrl+Shift+U 40 Enter.

You might want to check the keyboard locale settings in the keyboard layout pane of the settings center to make sure you have the right layout.



The @ is on the '2' key on a Spanish keyboard. Do this: Alt + gr (near the space bar) and the 2 key.

Similar to this is '€': Alt + gr + E

The there is:

  • á
  • é
  • í
  • ó
  • ú

To do this, near return the is ç to the left of this key is ´¨.
Press once then the appropriate vowel.


Ctrl+Alt+2 is the way to input @ from a Spanish keyboard.


None of the above work on mine, so I use the onscreen keyboard, which accessed on my HP just to left of time and date at bottom of screen

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    An onscreen keyboard is a good alternative. Please describe with more details how to get it and how to use it (to type @). Add a screenshot picture if you wish :-) – sudodus Nov 2 '17 at 16:11

Press AltGr+Q at the same time.
And it is not the Spanish key board.
It is the latino america keyboard.

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