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The Independent Online
The Spanish cabinet voted yesterday to preserve the tilde, the sign over the letter 'n' which changes its sound to 'ny', making it compulsory on the country's typewriter and word-processing keyboards, Reuter reports from Madrid. Keyboard manufacturers will also be obliged to include the Spanish inverted question mark and exclamation mark, officials said. The decision ends a long debate with European Community lawmakers.