The Arduino Yún board, has an accent in it's name.

Unless you're using a modified/Spanish/Italian keyboard, it's hard to add the accent. It obviously isn't a huge deal, but I thought it might be something to think about. Could we:

  • Just ignore it? (Note: I didn't tag it if we wanted to ignore it)
  • Add an accent symbol on the toolbar?
  • Have some sort of script that automatically renames the instances of "Yun"

Toolbar screenshot

Technically, we're misspelling a board's name on purpose. Is this even a big deal?

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    I don't think it's a huge deal. I don't know how hard it is to add a toolbar button but I still don't think it adds too much/any value.
    – sachleen
    Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 3:25
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    This is probably not worth the effort. It is unlikely there will be any confusion without the accent on Yun.
    – asheeshr
    Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 6:02
  • I don't think it is a big deal, but it is nice to get things looking right... regardless, we have three excellent examples, in the answers below, as to how to obtain a "ú".... :-) Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 14:42

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If you're working on Windows, try holding the left Alt key and type 163 on the numpad (the cluster of number keys at the right-hand side of many conventional keyboards). That should give you the accented ú character.

It may only work on American/British English systems.

For laptops/notebooks, you may have to enable num lock or similar to use part of the main keyboard as a numpad.


If you are using Mac OS. You can get the accent by pressing

alt+e followed by u.

I don't see a special need for an extra icon in the toolbar.

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    on OSX Lion+ (i think), hold u and then press 4 when a menu comes up
    – TheDoctor
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 0:15

I wonder if HTML entities like ú pruduce Yún in stackexchange markdown? ... it seems they do.

This is handy if you have a tenkeyless keyboard or can't remember decimal numbers for every accented character.

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    Good suggestion. I don't think HTML entities will work everywhere though, e.g. in question titles and comments. For example: ú Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 9:19

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