iPad Pro Smart Keyboard - german umlauts?

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  1. MacFinnley macrumors 6502

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    I am from Germany and can't understand why Apple didn't make a Smart Keyboard with german button layout for Germany. So my question is: Is there a way to get umlauts (öäü and ß) on a german iPad Pro with the english Smart Keyboard? Thx
     
  2. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    You press alt+u to get the umlaut and then select the relevant vowel afterwards. There is only a US version of the Smart Keyboard right now, I suspect others are in the works but may be some time.
     
  3. batristain macrumors 6502

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    I have downloaded a German keyboard for my iPhone when I was studying German and it's now a choice to use for my Smart Keyboard. It was years ago so I can't remember which one I got but it was in the App Store.

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  4. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    I just enabled the German keyboard in settings - which means I have German spelling. I've set the hardware layout to English though as finding the punctuation can be rather hard otherwise!
     
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    If you switch to the azerty layout in settings, will the keyboard use it?
     
  7. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    You can switch to AZERTY for French or QWERTZ for German and the keyboard will use it, the problem is for those who aren't touch typists or don't have the keyboard memorised that you can't always find everything then.
     
  8. MacFinnley thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. DerMario macrumors member

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    Yeah, think so, too. But better than the version apple sell to us Germans... (and other countries....) I can't really understand why it is not possible to make international Versions like the ones für Macs...
     
  10. larzy macrumors regular

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    Yes weird choice - at least have the different languages ready now that they have introduced a second member to the Pro family... I would buy the keyboard, but waiting til there's a Danish version ready - if ever...
     
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  12. MacFinnley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very interesting, but 200€? I'm waiting, maybe Apple will release a german Keyboard this summer (at WWDC?).
     
  13. Azl macrumors member

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    I hope so...
     
  14. DerMario macrumors member

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    I would buy if they had the 9.7 Version. You have money back guarantee if the print ist bad. I asked them via mail when they release it. But I think first they have to get their hands on some ;)
     
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    Obviously Apple is believing that English is better lol.
     

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