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How can I type an umlaut (diaresis) ¨ on a character in the in-browser text editor?
How can I type an umlaut (diaresis) ¨ on a character in the in-browser text editor?

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Updated over a week ago

Ensuring UTF-8 is Rendered

Chances are this question is about getting an umlaut rendered correctly in the PDF. If it is not showing up correctly, you should do the following:

1. Go to Settings > Generation Settings

2. Check the following checkbox:


If you are having troubles with some characters not showing up or

being replaced by weird characters, and if all of your files are saved

in UTF-8 format, then check this box. If this doesn't make any sense

to you, leave it unchecked.

Please note that this checkbox will not be on that page for books

which use our in-browser text editor, since they all do this behaviour


If you're having a problem typing an umlaut, here's how to do it...

Typing an Umlaut On a Mac

To type an umlaut on a Mac, there are a couple of ways to do this:

The easy way:

To add an umlaut to, say, the u letter, do the following:

1. Hold the u key down.

2. After a couple seconds, a menu will pop up.

3. Type the number corresponding to the umlaut, in this case 2.

The hard way:

Type Option + U (i.e. hold down the Option key and the u key at the same time.

That will give you a selected umlaut, like this:

Next, type the letter you want. For this example, we will type an o:

Please note that if you wait too long to do the second step, and type the letter, the umlaut may be de-selected, and you will have to try again.

Typing an Umlaut On a PC

We have not tested this yet, but the instructions above may work on a PC, if you replace typing the "Option" key with typing the "Alt" key on your PC.

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