I have a question regarding accents on vowels and the letter ñ. Would a Spanish-speaking person have problems understanding a word if the accent is ommited, or if ñ is replaced with n? (I'm aware of año vs ano!) The reason I ask is regarding subtitles on a portable DVD/DivX player I am giving to a friend as a gift. Unfortunately while it can display subtitles it cannot display any non-English characters and I've found that é, á, ñ come out as a blank space. I have two options: 1) Change the subtitle files to replace á with a, é with e etc. 2) Hard-code the subtitles into the video files by re-encoding. I'd prefer option 1 because it is faster and better quality, but if it would result in the subtitles not making sense I'll go with option 2. Thankyou.