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Subject: Re: [NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN] The Umlaut: A practical tip.
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 18:35:54 EDT
In a message dated 21-Apr-01 4:43:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Numerous times people ask me how I get the German (or other) words printed
> with the unlaut in my emails. Quite simply, I copy the umlaut letters from
> the correspondence I recieve on this site, or from the drop-down list, and
> paste it on the page I am writing. That way it is there and I can then copy
> it at will in my letter. It is simple and it works, making it unnecessary
> to use 'oe', 'ue' or 'ae' combinations for umlaut words. Hope this tip helps
> anyone researching their German roots.
> Jeff Tendick
It was suggested on another list to type a " : " after the letter to signify
an umlaut. Some older email programs do not accept "fancy" lettering and it
was felt that this was a good work around. So, when you are wanting "ae" or
"oe", for example, you can type "a:" or "o:" instead to signify the umlaut.
It takes a bit of getting used to, but it seems to do the trick as well.
Just a suggestion.
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