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Is the word “arroba” (@ on keyboard) from Arabic?

The Wikipedia page for Spanish words derived from Arabic includes “arroba”, without a definition. In Latin America it is widely used for the @symbol on computer keyboards. If arroba is derived from ...
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Is there a non-PITA way to type accented Spanish characters with an English keyboard?

I know one can use a utility to copy special symbols (such as Windows' Character Map to find and copy "ñ"), and one can also use the numeric keypad and enter "Alt+0241" etc., but is there a non-PITA (...
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Linguistic Use of Spanish Characters Keyboard Layout

After looking at the Spanish Keyboard that comes in Windows I have come to notice that there are 5 Dead Keys on the Spanish Keyboard layout. Name Example ´ ACUTE ACCENT más ¨ ...