Umlaut (diacritic)


Note: when replacing umlaut characters with plain ASCII, use "ae, oe," etc. for German language, and the simple character replacements for all other languages.

TeX

TeX also allows double dots to be placed over letters in math mode, using "ddot{}", or outside of math mode, with the " control sequence:: mathrm{ddot{a}ddot{b}ddot{c}ddot{d}ddot{e}ddot{A}ddot{B}ddot{C}ddot{D}ddot{E

However this will give the trema-style dots that are too far above the letter's body for good typographical umlauts. TeX's "German" package should be used if possible: it adds the " control sequence (without backslash) which gives umlauts.

See also

*Alt code
*Diacritic
*Dot (diacritic)
*Double acute accent, a similar-looking diacritic
*Heavy metal umlaut
*Macron
*Tittle

External links

* [http://diacritics.typo.cz Diacritics Project — All you need to design a font with correct accents]
* [http://www.starr.net/is/type/kbh.html Keyboard Help] - Learn how to create world language accent marks and other diacriticals on a computer
*"The New Yorker", one of the few modern American publications to use the diaeresis.

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