I have a British keyboard and want to write German umlaut characters: äöü
I am aware of the following three solutions, none of which is satisfactory:
Layout switching via KDE:
, where you display a little flag and simply switch between layouts. Since I cannot type all keys blindly, this does not work for me.
pressing " once and then either aou. This is unusable for me, since I need the " character much more often when programming.
This is the version I am currently using. Requires 4 key presses on all four corners of the keyboard to obtain a single umlaut: Right-Ctrl, Shift-2 and O.
I have been using the compose key for 3 years now. My wife’s PC recently received by necessity a new UK-keyboard and she simply laughed at me when I tried to explained to her how to type a single umlaut on the new keyboard. I will buy her a German keyboard soon, but the ridicule inflicted sticks.
Linux is highly configurable, isn’t it? So there must be an easy way, right? This is a very basic problem and there must be an easy solution, but I don’t know where to find it.
What I would like is a much easier solution, say AltGr+a to achieve ä. I know this is somehow possible for US-Keyboards, but how do I achieve this with a UK-Keyboard?
Currently AltGr+aou currently yields æ ø ↓ So how do I change that?