How do I get an umlat? 14:51 03 Jul 2010

I'm entering some German text into Google translator but cant put the two little dots over the o or u. Any idae how I can get it on an English keyboard?


  john bunyan 14:56 03 Jul 2010

Start,All Programmes,System Tools, Character map.All kinds of symbols there.

  john bunyan 14:58 03 Jul 2010

Or click here:

click here 16:02 03 Jul 2010

Problem solved.

  Pineman100 18:20 03 Jul 2010

If you're using MS Word, there are keyboard shortcuts to the German umlaut, French accents, and so on.

For an umlaut, try this:

Hold down simultaneously CTRL+SHIFT then (while holding those keys down) type a colon (nothing will happen).

Now type an a or u or o. This will give you ä or ü or ö.

Note that these shortcuts don't work in HTML - I did them above by copying and pasting from Word.

If you want French accents, here are a few common shortcuts:

CTRL+` then type the letter: gives a grave accent

CTRL+' then type the letter: gives an acute accent

CTRL+, then type the c: gives a cedilla

CTRL+SHIFT+^ then type the letter: gives a circumflex 18:44 03 Jul 2010

I'm typing straight into a text box on Google Translate.

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