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How do you type German letters using Eng / US Keyboard?
Hallo zusammen!
How do you type German letters (ÄäöÖÜüß) using English / US Keyboard?
 
For me, I entered the code like Alt + 0228, Alt+0223 etc. at first, but this only work on MS word. Then I change the keyboard to the US international format, and I am so happy that I can use the shift” mode for typing, such as shift '' a for the letter Ä.
However, I still don’t know how to type ß by using the US international keyboard.
 
Please let me know if you have any other faster way for inputting the German letters. Thank you so much.
May 20, 2020 7:29 AM
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For all it's worth (this thread appears to be about windows, so I can't help per se) - I'm using Linux, with the US intl keyboard layout w/o deadkeys. This allows me to use CapsLock (when would I actually EVER :D wan to use all caps, right?) as a "compose key", so special characters and accented letters become a sequence.

e.g. to get an á I type Caps-' + a
ß Caps-s + s
ä Caps-shift-' + a

Sounds tedious, but works quite well and I can do that fairly quickly these days ...

Å ñ 10°C ¥ £ € ı č ç ... all fairly straight forward.


May 23, 2020
Thank you so much again, Tano. It works perfectly now. =]
May 20, 2020
I may have needed to relearn where certain symbols are, but using the German layout is far easier for me. On my main computer I have a German keyboard, while on the laptop and the iPad I use a normal US keyboard with the German layout. I learned to touch type, so I generally don't need to look at the keys if I choose not to do so. Because I've used the layout for so long, even the symbols don't generally cause me any confusion if I am looking at the US keyboard.
May 20, 2020
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