How To Type i With Two Dots

i with two dots

I with two dots (in lowercase for lowercase and uppercase) is a version of the letter I that is formed by placing two dots on top of the letter “i.” It is also referred to as the umlaut or diaresis.

In this article, you will learn how to type the I with two dots symbol on your keyboard, whether you are using a Mac or a Windows computer.

Quick Guide

On Windows, to type the letter I with two dots symbol, press and hold the Alt key while typing the I umlaut alt code on the numeric keypad (for example, Alt+0239 for small letter I and Alt+0207 for capital letter I then release the Alt key. To type the letter I on a Mac, press [OPTION] + [u], then press [ENTER].

i with Two Dots On Mac

To type symbols on a Mac, the quickest method is to utilize the keyboard shortcut that is available for typing the umlaut symbol with the letter “i.” Let’s take a look at how to accomplish this in the following two options.


Using Shortcut

[OPTION]+[U], I is the shortcut key for the letter I with two dots. To use this shortcut, simply press and release the [OPTION] key on your keyboard, followed by the [u] key on your keyboard, followed by the I key on your keyboard without pressing any other keys.

If you do this correctly, you should get the character. Use the caps lock key to type the capital I with two dots symbol instead of the lowercase letter I while typing this shortcut if you prefer.

Delayed Pressing Method

The most recent version of the Mac operating system includes a very simple method of typing letters with accents. It moves at breakneck speed. This quick method entails pressing the letter for an extended period of time in order to obtain more of its variations. Let’s take a look at how to accomplish this with the I with two dots symbol.

On a Mac, the letter I umlaut is typed as follows:

Step 1: Press and hold the I key for a few seconds.
Step 2: Continue to hold down the key until a menu with all of the letters with an I accent appears.
Step 3:  insert the umlaut symbol I into your document by clicking on it with your mouse.

Alternatively, on the menu, select the number that corresponds to the I umlaut character by pressing it. On a Mac, you can type this symbol in the following way.


Type Umlaut In Windows

The alt code method is one of the quickest and most straightforward ways to type the Umlaut letters in Microsoft Word.

This method is only available to Windows users. It is also necessary for your keyboard to have a numeric keypad in order to function properly. If it doesn’t look like you, please look into the other options available to you. Otherwise, let’s get this show on the road.

Umlaut letters (such as umlaut ö) are typed in Windows by pressing and holding the Alt key on your keyboard while you type in the character’s alt code on the numeric keypad. 0246 is the alternative code for the letter Umlaut o.

An outline of the procedure is provided below:

Start the document in which you want to type the umlaut in capital letters. Take, for example, Microsoft Word or Excel.

Locate the desired location within the document by dragging your mouse pointer to that location. Set your Num Lock to “on.”


Hold down the Alt key on your keyboard for several seconds.

While still holding down the Alt key, type the umlaut alt code into the keyboard and then release the Alt key. For example, to type umlaut o, press and hold the key while pressing 0250 on the numeric keypad on your keyboard. A list of the alternative codes for the umlaut letters can be found in the preceding table.

This tutorial will show you how to type the Umlaut letters in Windows using the symbol’s alternative code.

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