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Is it possible with Family Tree Maker 16 to add umlauts to German names? If yes, how do I do it?

Question by Scott_J

This is a question from a Family Tree Circles newsletter reader. Unfortunately, I don't have FTM16 to try this on.

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on 2010-05-19 21:55:23

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by Scott_J on 2010-05-20 09:19:44

I don't have FTM 16 (or any FTM for that matter), but if it works like any other Windows program, it should allow you to input characters such as those with umlauts, like König and Jürgen.

The easiest way probably to find it typed out somewhere and copy and paste it into the name field. That's what I did in the above paragraph.

The more direct way is to use the proper ALT+num combination to type the character in via the keyboard.

My friend Leo Notenboom has a great explanation here: How do I type in characters and symbols that aren't on my keyboard?

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