How to type German special characters

WINDOWS
***Hold ALT + type on Number Pad***
MAC
äALT + 0228 or 132OPTION + U, release then type A
öALT + 0246 or 148OPTION + U, release then type O
üALT + 0252 or 129OPTION + U, release then type U
ÄALT + 0196 or 142OPTION + U, release then type SHIFT + A
ÖALT + 0214 or 153OPTION + U, release then type SHIFT + O
ÜALT + 0220 or 154OPTION + U, release then type SHIFT + U
ßALT + 0223 or 225OPTION + S
ALT + 0128SHIFT + OPTION + 2
MOBILEHTML
äHold down A until options appear, then choose ä.ä
öHold down O until options appear, then choose ö.ö
üHold down U until options appear, then choose ü.ü
ÄActivate SHIFT, hold down A until options appear, then choose Ä.Ä
ÖActivate SHIFT, hold down A until options appear, then choose Ö.Ö
ÜActivate SHIFT, hold down A until options appear, then choose Ü.Ü
ßHold down S until options appear, then choose ß.ß
Hold down $ until options appear, then choose .€
4 comments on “How to type German special characters
  1. Ramón says:

    Very useful this information!!

    Thanks a lot for sharing it!!

  2. Norman Lange says:

    Just stumbled onto this. Great information

  3. Sandra Van Valkenburg says:

    Thank you so much. In a word document, you can also type (simultaneously) control, shift and the colon/semicolon buttons, release them and type the vowel you need an umlaut for. For the scharfes s, type control, shift and 7, release, type an s.

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