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Type German letters with ASCII Code
There is an easy way to write the German characters ä ö ü and ß on a non-German keyboard:

NUM on the number pad of your keyboard to activate the NUM-lock. Then press ALT and keep it pressed while you type the code 132 on the number pad. 132 is the code for the letter ä, the a umlaut.

Use the ASCII codes in the following table for the other German letters. If it does not work with your keyboard, please send us an email:
Back to chapter 10 E:   The letters ä ö ü
Back to chapter 10 F:   The letter ß
ALT + 132     for   ä      a umlaut, small letter
ALT + 142 for Ä A umlaut, capital letter
ALT + 148 for ö o umlaut, small letter
ALT + 153 for Ö O umlaut, capital letter
ALT + 129 for ü u umlaut, small letter
ALT + 154 for Ü U umlaut, capital letter
ALT + 225 for ß eszett or sharp s 
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