How do I type an umlaut over a letter

How do I type an umlaut over a letter
 

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Last updated February 16, 2020 Views 10,590 Applies to:
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On a US keyboard, hold down Ctrl and Shift while you press : (the colon key), release all of them, and then type the letter. This works for the vowels ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, and ÿ  (and their upper case versions) because those characters are present in Unicode fonts.

If you need to put an umlaut over any other letter, type the letter followed immediately by the number 0308, then press Alt+X. The Unicode character (hexadecimal) 0308 is the "combining dieresis", meaning it's automatically positioned over whatever character is immediately to its left.
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