Key sequence to enter an umlaut in German

Asked by rainer on 2008-06-24

Is there a way to set up a key sequence to enter umlauts in German?

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2008-06-24
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2009-05-19
Jensen Somers (jsomers) said : #1

If you are using a German keyboard layout they should be available.

If you are using US (International) you can use the following:
AltGR + s = scharfes S (ß)
AltGR + p = o umlaut (ö)
AltGR + y = u umlaut (ü)
AltGR + q = a umlaut (ä)

The accents and " on top of other vowels are achieved by typing " followed by the vowel (ë, ï).

colnunn (colin-nunnone) said : #2

We are having the same problem, but don't know what altGR means. What is GR please?

colnunn (colin-nunnone) said : #3

We are having the same problem, but don't know what altGR means. What is GR please? Colin

a.h() (a.h) said : #4

AltGR is the other Alt key, to the right of your space bar.

Hugh Lanham (hugh-hughlanham) said : #5

When I do this u umlaut doen't appear I get a left facing arrow instead. Any ideas??

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