Jan 11, 2018 - 3:07 PM
in reply to Peterli
<<"If you want an ä using an American keyboard, just hold down your alt key and type the numbers 1 3 2 in succession. If you want an umlaut on the letter u, do alt 129, like this ü.">>
As far as I can tell, you can get such high ASCII characters only if you use the numbers on a numeric keypad. The numbers across the top of the keyboard don't do that. There are other techniques, which I am trying out.
I just bought a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet, chosen because it has a keyboard.
It does not have a numeric keypad. I have experimented with various options to get characters such as ü and Ä, and ß, as needed.
Currently, on the Surface only, I am switching to the German keyboard, which is easily accessible in Windows 10.
Numeric keypad accessories are a clumsy solution, and don't work as expected.