Type German umlauts easily



  • Is there a way to type German characters easily in notepad++.



  • @James-Osburn said:

    Is there a way to type German characters easily in notepad++.

    Three, off the top of my head

    1. Use Edit > Character Panel, and double-click the desired characters
    2. Use a German keyboard, or temporarily change Windows settings to a German keyboard equivalent
    3. Memorize the Alt+0### sequences for the umlauted characters.

    (Note that 2 of the 3 will serve you in any Windows app, not just Notepad++. The first is the only Notepad+±specific.)

    Actually, maybe other Notepad++ specific solutions
    4. Use autocomplete to convert one sequence of keys to another
    5. Use an embedded scripting plugin (like PythonScript) to help you automate it
    6. Record macros of the Alt+0### sequences, then assign keyboard shortcuts to those macros.



  • @James-Osburn
    Choose encoding Windows-1250 did not try?



  • If you need a variety of accented characters, you could insert an ASCII chart in a new file, then copy/paste the needed characters.

    To do this, install the TextFX Character plugin. Then, from the TextFX menu heading, go to Tools -> Insert ASCII Chart or Character. You may need to change the encoding (via “Encoding” menu) to ANSI to have the characters display correctly.


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