https://www.duolingo.com/Rebekah122426

Way to type with umlauts quickly?

Any way to download something that allows me to use umlauts without clicking the buttons? I want to make it a habit to use them but it's just too annoying

9 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa
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If you use windows you can just change your keyboard to German.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebekah122426

Cool, I'll have test it out soon. Thanks.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BillBabbitt

That works for Mac too.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/imi_imp
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my computer allows me to switch to a german keyboard, and umlauts are on the keys like + and ] and [ so it's easier to click them ^^ (and you press shift or control or whatever to get those characters.) but it really depends on your computer! good luck on your language learning journey :-)

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessert-Rose
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What you can do is to press SHIFT > " > and then the letter you want to put an Umlaut on. Example: ä ö ü ï ë

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/depeda
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U can also use ae instead of ä, ue instead of ü, and oe instead of ö

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/guntunge
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Definitely correct. + ss for ß. Swiss write that letter only that way, don't have ß. German crossword puzzles (or our email addresses) are always using those.

But might be confusing for learners nevertheless.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DJX21
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You can also use alt codes, e.g. hold down alt + 129 = ü, alt + 225 = ß

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMay4
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On my computer (running Windows 7) the lower case characters are:

Alt+228 = ä Alt+246 = ö Alt+252 = ü Alt+223 = ß

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMay4
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I haven't memorised the capitals, though.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Htigo
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I do not know if duolingo accepts it, but in Germany we usually write "ae", "oe" or "ue" when not using the Umlaute themselves (i.e.: For user accounts, E-Mail addresses, etc.)

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J.C.Fink
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On my iMac, if I hold down the "a" key, a little window opens giving me eight choices. If while still holding down that "a", I hit the "4" on the top row, my machine gives me an ä - with an umlaut. ö (8 choices) and ü (5 choices) require hitting the 2. Hold down the s (3 choices) and hit 1 and - an ß! Try it on your machine - it might work. It works on my husband's laptop, too. This also gives me all the extras I need for French and Spanish. ç, anyone? ñ?

9 months ago
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