Ubuntu – How to insert an umlaut on the u in ubuntu

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I have already activated the compose key (left CTRL). According to all the forums I've read, I have to punch in Compose, followed by "u. This is what I get as a result: ´u'

I am really stuck here. Any help will be most appreciated.

Best Answer

  • UPDATED

    I have worked it out.

    Firstly, set your Compose Key to Right Alt (Alt Gr on my keyboard) so that it doesn't interfere with the short cuts for copy, paste and many other combinations.

    then go to your document and

    • press the Alt Gr button
    • release it
    • then type in u
    • followed by "
    • which gives you a ü

    Hope this helps