How to Get an Umlaut on a Word on Facebook
By Melly Parker
An umlaut is a symbol above a vowel that indicates a change in the sound of the vowel when it's pronounced. Umlauts are inserted as characters using ASCII codes and your keyboard. Including one on Facebook is simple -- it doesn't require any special plugins or software. You can include an umlaut in Facebook statuses, comments, photo captions, messages and anywhere else you type in text.
Click the space where you want to insert the vowel with the umlaut so your cursor is in position.
Hold down the "Alt" key.
Key in the numeric indicator on the left keypad for the umlaut you want to appear (see Tips.) If you don't have a left keypad, press "fn" and use the blue lettered numbers to type the numeric indicator.
- Press 132 for ä, 129 for ü, 148 for ö, 142 for Ä, 153 for Ö and 154 for Ü.
- Make sure number lock is on before you attempt to use the right keypad.
Melly Parker has been writing since 2007, focusing on health, business, technology and home improvement. She has also worked as a teacher and a bioassay laboratory technician. Parker now serves as a marketing specialist at one of the largest mobile app developers in the world. She holds a Master of Science in English.