How to type umlauts into wikitree profiles

+3 votes
Are there any German wikitreers who know how to type a German umlaut "o" in a profile?  I used an "oe" in Ann Eff's profile instead of an umlaut "o"

I know in the past there was a wikitree guide to typing non-English characters in wikitee, but I've not been able to find it.
WikiTree profile: Anna Schmoelzer
in WikiTree Help by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
I just copy and paste.  Maybe you could do that from the husband's name?  (Until someone comes along and tells us both "howto".  :)

3 Answers

+5 votes

Höld the Alt key and type 0246 on the number pad (the top-row keyboard numbers dön't wörk.  There is a table of character codes here

by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (652k points)
On an iPad, just hold o key, and a list of alternates will appear for the o, and you can choose the one you need. This also works for other letters that have various diacritical marks.
+3 votes
I also use the copy and paste method and find it a lot easier than using the character codes.  Most word processors have a function that allows you to insert special characters in text documents, and they include a lot of the non-English characters that WikiTree accepts.  So you can make yourself a text document that includes all of the special characters you typically use (like vowels with umlauts) and just copy and paste from there into profiles.
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (437k points)
+3 votes

If you have a Mac, hold the option/alt key down and type u and then let go of the option key and type o.  Or you can just do as George Fulton said above which I didn't know about even though I have been using a Mac for 15 years.  Thanks George.

by Frances Doyle G2G3 (3.6k points)
It hasn't been there for 15 years ;-)

Probably was there for a long time before I discovered it, though.

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