How do i insert foreign characters in gmail?

A guide to using foreign characters, software for writing in foreign languages, and using foreign language keyboards.

The following accent shortcuts work with most applications and broswers, including Microsoft Word and Gmail.

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Typing German accent marks on a Mac:

Umlaut ä, ö, ü Option + u, then the letter
Eszett ß Option + s
Quotation Marks «» Option + Option + Shift +

Typing German accent marks on a PC:

Umlaut ÄÖÜ alt + 0196alt + 0214alt + 154 äöü alt + 0228alt + 0246alt + 0252
Eszett ß alt + 0223
Quotation Marks «» alt + 174alt + 175

The Microsoft Office suite supports German spell check. You can set it as your default language in Office for Mac usingthese instructions.

Gmail also supports German spell check. To use this, click on the drop-down menu for spell check in an email and select Deutsch. You may still have correctly spelled words appear misspelled depending on your browser settings.

To change your browser language:

Firefox: In the Preferences window go to the Content tab and set the Language.

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Chrome: Settings -> Advanced settings -> Languages

Software for PCs

The Microsoft Office suite supports German spell check. You can set it as your default language using these instructions.

Gmail also supports German spell check. To use this, click on the drop-down menu for spell check in an email and select Deutsch. You may still have correctly spelled words appear misspelled depending on your browser settings.

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To change your browser language:

Firefox: In the Options window go to the Content tab and set the Language.

Chrome: Settings -> Advanced settings -> Languages

Setting Up Foreign Language Keyboards

Here are the LTS instructions for setting up a foreign language keyboard:

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