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How to type German letters on English Keyboard

I'm sure a lot of you know these already, but I've found them useful, and maybe some of you haven't come across these before

Press and hold down the ALT key whilst typing:

0196 for Ä

0228 for ä

0214 for Ö

0246 for ö

0220 for Ü

0252 for ü

0223 for ß

NB: You must use the numbers keypad and not the numbers above the letters. Also NUM LOCK must be on.

November 25, 2017

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

If you're using browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, there is an available add-on/extension called "DuoKeyboard" which is very helpful for those who would rather type as if they're using a German keyboard.

You can download them here:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duokeyboard/dekooljcgfaiokofbciaflklkfniimfa?hl=en (Google Chrome)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/duokeyboard/?src=api (Mozilla Firefox)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buck72

On the Mac keyboard, there are two ways for German:

  1. Hold down the vowel you are typing and a small window appears, allowing you to choose one of the specific vowel variations you want.
    -or-

  2. Press the "option" and letter "u" at the same time: an umlaut appears, then press the vowel letter you want and it appears under the umlaut.


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

Thanks George that's the answer I was looking for. Ken


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valis2030

For people on Windows, I highly recommend Wincompose - https://github.com/samhocevar/wincompose

It's a lot easier than anything else I've found so far and the key combinations are more intuitive than memorizing a bunch or number codes.

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