I also write on and off German language texts, and though I have a German Mac keyboard as spare at home and will connect it if I write something long, I really would like to be able to easily/quickly type the German Umlaute in lower and Upper case on the standard (US) keybopard.
Alt-s is helpful, but I can't find the others. ERT is not only Evil, it also takes 4-5 Keystrokes for the price of one :-)-O Any ideas, perhaps for assignments to key combinations? greetings, el on 2014-08-19, 21:09 David L. Johnson said the following: > On 08/19/2014 10:33 AM, Stephan Witt wrote: >> Am 19.08.2014 um 16:08 schrieb Volker Steinbach >> <steine...@gmail.com>: >> >>> no joke : i wanted to know if there is a cheap solution tothe >>> problem : in german, we had a character called 'eszet' or sharp >>> s. it looks almost like a greek beta. i wondered if there is a >>> latex sign (beginning with \) that prints it. i remember thirty >>> years ago i could use \3 for it ! thats it. >> And you don't have a keyboard with an "ß" ? >> >> In case you're using LyX you shouldn't have a problem to get it >> printed after you successfully typed it. Ok, there are some >> problematic languages, but with german I don't know any. > Try \ss, making it "TeX mode", or what we call ERT. >