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    Hi everyone,

    It's nice to be part of the community. Thank you for having me!
    Couple of questions. I'm guessing there's an iPad Mini forum and that if I look, I'll find it. If someone could point me in its general direction, though, I'd be very grateful.
    The thing that I'd particularly like to know is, is there a way to reproduce an umlaut using the iPad (Mini specifically, but I imagine this would apply to the iPad generally) given that this keyboard doesn't have the option key? I did a search for a name containing letters with umlauts this morning but without them the word changes and the name wasn't found.

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    The first question is easy......

    iPad Mini Forum

    Welcome to the forum dabster
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    As for the second, do you mean like this ö

    If so, press the letter that requires an umlaut, keep your finger on it and a few different options will appear, slide your finger over your chosen configuration(without taking finger off screen)

    Hope this helps

    Or should I say

    Höpë thïs hëlps
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    If I type "Motörhead" my iPad supplies the umlaut automatically. Wonder if that says more about me than it does the iPad?


    Double s (ß) is also available, from the German international keyboard.

    Forgot this bit. Here's the iPad mini forum.

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-mini-forum/

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Maybe we got some Motörhead fanboys at Apple :D
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    Thanks everyone - much appreciated!

    Turns out the forum was embarrassingly easy to find, which is not to say I'm not grateful for your help, of course.

    Yes, exactly, the ü or the ö is what I had in mind. What is really nifty is that I can write about the Citroën, too - or even Æssop. And thanks, Kevin, the ß will come in handy, too.

    Tschüß!
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
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    Thank you leelai and smalltowngirl13, for your welcomes and information! Very much appreciated!

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