La cigüeña tocaba cada vez mejor el saxofón y el búho pedía kiwi y queso.

How do you transliterate this into US ASCII characters? And what does the phrase mean?

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Transliteration is simple: barely remove the accents and change "ñ" to "ny".

Translation might sound even more absurd in English than it is in Spanish, as it is just a sentence which lets the reader realize how does a computer font look... but well... it might be "The stork played the saxophone better and better and the owl asked for kiwi and cheese."

  • You can also translate the "ñ" to "ng"
    – user941
    Commented Aug 21, 2012 at 16:03

Search Google for an ASCII table.

You can type them, in Windows at least, with ALT + CODE The only one I know by heart is ALT + 164 = ñ ALT + 165 = Ñ

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