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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine966298

How can I write German characters without a German keyboard?

Right now, I am on my phone doing DL. On my computer, paying bills. I just started German. Can I use another key to make the character that looks like a “B” but sounds like an “s”. Bitte help.

May 30, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariaKjell1

You could also use double s (ss), it won't look like the letter but Duolingo accepts it.


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

It's called das Eszett or scharfes s. Depending on the device you use and the operating system, you need to install a German keyboard. I'm sure you can find tutorials, like this one for whatever phone you use.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine966298

Danke! a lingot for you!


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

In my keyboard I press AltGr + S


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine966298

I am going to try it. Danke! A lingot for your help.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/W3STERN-SPY

You can download certain types of software to programme your keyboard to do such things via hotkeys/command-keys such as Alt + e (example). For me, it is quite simple because my keyboard comes with software that allows me to directly programme it with whatever I like - quick and simple! Hope you find what you are looking for! Regards, ;).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine966298

Danke! I have not learned the word for friend yet. have a lingot for your help.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Fruend (masculine - singular) - Fruendin (feminine - singular) : )


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

You actually mean Freund and Freundin.


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

For my english keyboard I use the following Alt225 = ß Alt148 = ö Alt129 = ü Alt132 = ä

:) Viel Spaß beim lernen!


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

I found two websites that describe how to do it:

If anyone knows how to do it on a Linux system such as Ubuntu, I'm very interested.

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