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Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 11:15am

English keyboards, 'foreign' characters ??

Most english speakers here will have an english-language keyboard and will often be confonted with the problem of how to type special characters for foreign languages.

Germany

In german the problem will be the umlaut vowels - "the ones with the dots over them" - and the ß or scharfes-S

Here is a (fairly) simple way of doing it in Windows.

You need the numeric block on the right of the keyboard ("num lock" on)
Hold the Alt key down and type in the following numbers
(or simply use the alternative spelling, without umlaut)

ä = Alt 0228 or ae
Ä = Alt 0196 or Ae
ö = Alt 0246 or oe
Ö = Alt 0214 or Oe
ü = Alt 0252 or ue
Ü = Alt 0220 or Ue
ß = Alt 0223 or ss

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Thursday, August 21st 2008, 7:16pm

I'm not a Mac user, but SusiOmi is:

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Since I am a Mac user, I just wanted to let you know how to type Umlaute on a Mac:

ä = alt ua

ö = alt uo

ü = alt uu

ß = alt s

hold down the alt key for the first u and type the second letter without holding down the alt key.




Thank you SusiOmi :danke: