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How to create German letters which are not in the English language? How to do this in Tinycards?

I have created a private deck in Tinycards so that I can work on words which I find especially troublesome (i.e. hard for me to memorize). Unfortunately, many of the German words contain letters which are not in the English language. I would like to enter the German letters as they would appear in German writing. For example, I would like to enter letters with umlots and ligature characters. Can this be done? If so, how? Bob

October 23, 2017

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Fortunately, you have a few options.

This guide shows you how to install a foreign keyboard, which will allow you to type these characters (if you don't use windows, just look up "how to install foreign keyboard on [your OS]). However, if you have a standard QWERTY keyboard, you will be missing a few keys.

Another option is to copy and paste the characters from your computer's charmap or a site like this one.

You can also insert the characters using ALT codes if you use Windows, which is quick if you only have a few and don't want to spend time figuring out keyboards. Codes for this are listed here (make sure num lock is on and you use the keypad, not the numbers at the top of the keyboard).

Good luck with your studies!

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertHenr953788

Thanks, Quantum. Your second recommendation, using TypeIt, works beautifully. I use the Ariel font and TinyCards accepted that font without problem. I used it to create a new deck and to enter the desired German letters when using the deck.

October 26, 2017
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