Writing in German: Keyboard Shortcuts

Want to type in another language but you love your US keyboard layout?

Fear not. In Linux, this power is acquired as follows:

System Preferences -> Keyboard Layout
Click <i>Options</i> (bottom right hand corner)
Expand <i>Compose key position</i>
Check <i>Right Ctrl is Compose</i>
Now that we have a functional compose key, we can utilize it to combine characters (sequentially). You now have the power to combine multitudes of characters; this is a German tutorial so I’ll cover ß, ä, ü, and ö.
ß = RCtrl -> s -> s

This procedure imposes an umlaut on a, o and u:

ä = RCtrl -> " -> a

Tschüß und Happy Hacking!

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