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Germanic umlaut - Wikipedia
Ask anyone who does not speak German about the language and they will all say how difficult and harsh it sounds. Those who cannot speak it are wary and do not know where to start to even learn it. But there are around million German native speakers in the world, so it is a necessary language if you are planning to interact with them. Granted, the German language is quite complicated, but with practice and time anyone can master it. These complications and linguistic quirks make it a great language for those who love learning new and challenging words. One interesting characteristic that the German language has is its letters. More specifically, the three additional letters of its alphabet make it quite unique.
How to type Umlaut letters (ä, ü, ï, ö, ë, ÿ)
How you type umlauts depends on what kind of computer you are using: Mac, PC with number pad, or PC laptop without number pad. The two links below should give you all the information you need, but I will try to summarize for quick reference. You must HOLD the option key, not simply press it once. Then release and press the letter you want the umlaut over a, o or u. On a PC, there are many different options which are harder to explain.
Q: Program for Umlaut alphabet Answered , 5 Comments. Hello Hildegard, let me provide the german "Umlaut"-characters for you. Or if you use Windows you can memorize the numbers, hold down the "Alt"-key, and enter the number. As last resort, you can enter the two-letter-pair. Also, on Windows there's a tool that displays special characters and lets you copy and paste them.