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How to Use an Umlaut on a Mac

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Fontographer (Macromedia)

  • PopChar Pro (Uni Software Plus)

  • Computer Fonts Software

Half of the Mac's character set can't be found on the keyboard. Here's how to create the umlaut-accented (¨) characters used in some Latin-based languages. This works for äÄ, ëË, ïÏ, öÖ, üÜ and ÿ'.

Press Option + u, and then press the letter you want accented.

For upper case, press Option + u, and then press Shift + the letter you want accented.

Tip

  • Many of these accented ("high ASCII") characters are not compatible with e-mail.

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