How to put a colon or umlaut above the letter U with the keyboard

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The umlaut symbol itself consists of two that are located horizontally at the top of a vowel, whether it is lowercase or uppercase. Its appearance is as follows: “Ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ; Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü, Ÿ ”.

It is known that in languages Germanic, its use was standardized to emphasize a change within the sound of its pronunciation, it is more seen or heard as a separation in the pronunciation of vowels. This separation applies equally to Romance languages.



In the case of Spanish, except, umlaut is used to reduce the syllables fue and gui, all this to allow the pronunciation to be much more fluid and understandable. Within foreign languages, it is common to find the umlaut within proper names.

How to get umlaut using ASCII code?

One way to put umlaut inside vowels is with the keyboard and ASCII code support . This code is activated using a combination of alternative keys or, failing that, the key » Other »Together with a two or three digit code in general.

In order to get an "a" with animal, you have to start by pressing the " Other »And press the number consecutively" 132 »On the numeric keypad. Once the combination has been entered numerical, release the «Alt» key and you will be able to see the umlaut above the selected letter.

How to place umlaut using Mac?

Within the web you can find different methods with which you can get the umlaut without complicating yourself too much in actions that could be boring for you. A great option to be able to insert this symbol is to do it from a text editor inside your Mac's Spanish keyboard, such as Pages o TextEdit.



Once inside them, you need to proceed to create a new one document, where you have to write the letter to which you want to place said umlaut, then you will see a submenu which will appear next to the letter and with it you will be able to see the different ways in which you can express these letters in different ways, this time you have to choose the letter that already has the umlaut " Ä «.

Another way you can place the umlaut on the vowels you need is to use the command " Option + u »On your keyboard Mac.

This is a simple process by which, you just have to hold down the button » option »Inside your Mac and then press that letter o Voice and once pressed, you have to release both keys and type it in the normal way, there you can see that this option will remain active with this letter and you will not have to constantly press to activate or deactivate it. It should be noted that you can also do this via the Spanish keyboard in Windows.


What is the importance of the ASCII code?

This is basically known as code base, as it is extremely important, because without it you will not be able to place or select different symbols necessary for our writing and writing. Even if you don't know it, you use this code on a daily basis without even knowing it.


This is because each computer system owns it in one way or another. However, you may not memorize all the combinations and others, for this reason on the web you can find hundreds of pages that provide you with an extensive list with which you can find the symbol you are looking for.

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