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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angiedaytripper

Writing umlauts on this forum - alt codes won't work.

Is there an easy way to write umlauts here? I'd usually use alt-codes but for the life of me I can't get them to work on this computer! :(

March 26, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7GEEK7

Just write an "e" after the vowel that should have the umlaut. z.B.: fuer=für. That alt code just worked... hmmm... maybe it's just your computer. But you can just do the e thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angiedaytripper

Yeah, I'm aware of the 'e' convention, it's just that I want to be clear with the spellings when giving tips to new learners.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7GEEK7

I guess I didn't understand the question on the first read :). I don't know of anything on the forum section. Usually they show an umlaut option in the right corner of the text box on the learning part of the site. Sorry!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angiedaytripper

OK. Thanks very much for trying to help. Hopefully they'll add a feature at some point, I'll have to improvise until then!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doc9139

if you're using a Mac ... [option]u then the vowel gives the umlaut.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angiedaytripper

Thanks but I'm using a rather ancient lap top PC.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angiedaytripper

Have figured it out, for any one else using an ACER laptop keyboard - you need to switch on numlock (fn key + F11) then use the numbers on the letters keypad (i.e o=6, k=2), rather than on the number row. It's a massive bind though so I'll probably stick with the extra 'e' instead!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7GEEK7

Oh, I'm using an Acer as well! Yeah, the alt combination has never worked for me on the top row for any computer I've had. I've always used the numberpad.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angiedaytripper

Oh snap. I don't even have a number pad lol, have to switch back n forth to switch beteen numbers and letters for it! Loooong!

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