cannot type special characters on this keyboard, So must spell "Spass" . No longer acceptable!
I just bet that there is a way to get international characters on your keyboard, you just don't know how yet. Let cluney2 know or just post a new discussion thread like How do I Get Special Characters on My Keyboard? Then tell what your OS (operating system) is, whether it is on a tablet, laptop, phone or whatever. You may want to say exactly what characters you need, like a sharp S (or Eszett), an umlaut over your vowels etc.
Can some of you make copy-able special characters for your language? For example someone's comment would be "German" and have the umlauted vowels. Then we could paste it onto our comment, use it as a tool to copy the characters into our comment where needed, and erase the tool before we post. Others could make the tool for other languages. Who volunteers?