How to make the "E with diaeresis" (ë or Ë) on your keyboard

Do you want to type the symbol " ë " (e with diaeresis in lowercase) or "Ë" (e with diaeresis in uppercase) and do not know how to do it in a text field, a word processing document? Follow the technique below.

*The "Diaeresis" can also be called "Umlaut" or "Trema".

1. Make the symbol "E with diaeresis" (ë or Ë) on Windows :

  • "E with diaeresis" in lowercase : Alt + 0 2 3 5 =  ë

  • "E with diaeresis" in uppercase : Alt + 0 2 0 3 =  Ë

The technique : You keep the Alt key pressed (key just to the left of the Space bar), then you successively type the numbers 0 2 3 5 for lowercase E with diaeresis (ë) or the numbers 0 2 0 3 for uppercase E with diaeresis (Ë), then you finally release the Alt key, which will bring up the desired letter.


2. Make the symbol "E with diaeresis" (ë or Ë) on Mac / Apple :

 

  • "E with diaeresis" in lowercase : Option ⌥ + U then E = ë

The technique: Press the Option ⌥ key and U letter together, release them, then press the letter E , which will bring up the lowercase "E with diaeresis" : ë

  • "E with diaeresis" in uppercase : Option ⌥ + U then Shift ⇧ + E = Ë

The technique: Press the Option ⌥ key and U letter together, release them, then press the Shift ⇧ key + the letter E , which will bring up the uppercase "E with diaeresis" : Ë


" I don't have a numeric keypad on my keyboard, what should I do? "

  • If you do not have a numeric keypad on your keyboard, make sure you have activated the Num Lock (or " Num Lock ") function. If not, press the Fn + Num Lock key .

  • If you don't have Num Lock on your keyboard, try pressing the Fn key first and then performing the combination with Alt described in the previous paragraph.

  • If you still can't do it, don't hesitate to copy and paste the symbol from this article to the location of your choice.

" I have a Mac / Macbook / Apple computer "

If you have a Mac / Apple keyboard, the technique is the same. The Alt key can also be called Option ⌥ but it is always the key just to the left of the Space bar: Alt ⌥

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