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Old Dec 19, 2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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Making German umlauts with U.S. Keyboard (keyboard shortcuts)

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I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to this, but does anyone have experience with creating keyboard shortcuts? I would like to edit my o , u , and a keys to create , , and (alt + u = , alt + o = , etc...) Is this possible? It's a bit annoying switching between the different keyboards when I would like to make an umlaut.
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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You can use Ukelele to create custom keyboard layouts. I've made just what you want a few years ago for myself. I've attached the file. Put it in /Users/your username/Library/Keyboard Layouts/
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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You can use Option-u followed by the letter, eg. Option-u followed by o returns . This may or may not be acceptable depending on how often you type them
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You can use Option-u followed by the letter, eg. Option-u followed by o returns . This may or may not be acceptable depending on how often you type them
This has always worked fine for me with all of the standard French accents writing quite extensively in French.
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 07:04 PM   #5
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You can use Ukelele to create custom keyboard layouts. I've made just what you want a few years ago for myself. I've attached the file. Put it in /Users/your username/Library/Keyboard Layouts/
Is that it? Just put it in the directory and restart/reboot? I did that and I'm having no luck. >_<
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 07:13 PM   #6
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Is that it? Just put it in the directory and restart/reboot? I did that and I'm having no luck. >_<
I haven't tried it, but presumably you need to select it as the active keyboard in the Language & Text preference pane.
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Got it done, thanks for the help everyone.
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