Wie schreibt man Umlaute und scharfes S auf nichtdeutschen Tastaturen?

  • How do you write Umlauts and ß on non-German keyboards?

    Wie schreibt man Umlaute und ß auf einer US-Tastatur?

    US-Tastatur = non-German keyboard? ;-)

    @bjoernz Nein, mit einer allgemeineren Übersicht wäre ich noch glücklicher, aber wie man es auf einer französischen Tastatur macht, weiß ich inzwischen.

    mein Kommentar bezog sich eher auf die Übersetzung. Mit anderen Worten: "Wie schreibt man ... auf einer nicht deutschen Tastatur?" wäre vielleicht eine passendere Übersetzung.

    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about computer systems, not the German language, and depends on the software that is used.

    @CarstenS Lohnt sich das, so eine alte (und für Lernende der deutschen Sprache durchaus nützliche) Frage zu schließen?

    @Burki, die Antworten verschwinden dadurch ja nicht.

    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about computer systems, not the German language, and depends on the software that is used.

  • musiKk

    musiKk Correct answer

    10 years ago

    An easy way that requires just a little bit adjusting is using US International layout (it's what I'm using and I love it). There seem to exist different variants: With and without dead keys.

    Without dead keys, everything is normal, except you get lots of accented letters with AltGr, e.g., AltGr + s is ß, AltGr + p is ö, AltGr + q is ä and AltGr + y is ü.

    With dead keys the layout becomes more powerful since it allows you to combine diacritics with different letters, e.g., the key that creates a " is a dead key and allows you to put dots over lots of letters: äëüïÿẍ. Same for accents ', ^, ~ and `: áàâã. The downside is that for quotes you need to type an extra space and the occasional bug in applications and desktops.

    Sounds good. The default German keyboard layout also has dead keys for accents.

    @OregonGhost: Yep, that's true. Afair only for ` and ' and maybe ^. US layout is far superior for my line of work though, that's why I use it. US Int gives me the best of both worlds.

    I accepted the answer that is the most useful to my situation. Please do not hesitate to vote up other answers that are more useful to you.

    One disadvantage of most US International layouts is that one does not get the proper quotation marks „“–‚‘ easily.

    @Debilski: To be frank, I don't think of this as much of a problem. In most cases it's 1) better not to care (like Email because of encoding issues) or 2) the application handles this (Word or OOo). But it's a valid point nonetheless.

    Another option (at least under Linux, I don't know if it is possible under Windows as well) is to have a compose key. With a compose key, letters like `"` are not "dead", but you can get `ä` by typing `[compose] " a` (and you can also use things like `compose a e` for `æ` or `[compose] 1 2` for `½`).

    @Debilski how would I get the proper quotation marks on a German keyboard easily?

    @Alexander found a nice collection of shortcuts: https://rotkel.de/Infothek/Tastaturkuerzel/Anfuehrungszeichen.html — As I’m only working on Linux and OS X myself `AltGr`+`V`/`B` or `option`+`^`/`2` is enough for me. (Back when I was using Windows I knew the numeric ‘short cuts’ by heart as well, though.)

    The variant without dead keys is not normally available on Windows. See my long new post for how to install it. It also contains more details on the layout, and some advocacy.

    There is no AltGr on Apple Keyboards

    Thanks for the downvote. I don't have an Apple keyboard. Feel free to add your experiences. Sheesh.

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