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

May 28, 2018

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

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 :-)


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

If you use windows you can just change your keyboard to German.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebekah122426

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


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

That works for Mac too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Desert-R0se

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


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

U can also use ae instead of ä, ue instead of ü, and oe instead of ö


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DJX21

You can also use alt codes, e.g. hold down alt + 129 = ü, alt + 225 = ß


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeanMay4

On my computer (running Windows 7) the lower case characters are:

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeanMay4

I haven't memorised the capitals, though.


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

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.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.Fink

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?


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

On a mac type opt + u which will produce an umlaut then type the vowel that you want to place under it. (opt + u) + a = ä | (opt + u) + u = ü

To get the Eszett (ß) type (opt + s)


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