How To Web Design & Dev How to Employ HTML Codes for German Language Characters Share Pin Email Print Wikimedia Commons Web Design & Dev HTML Basics CSS by Jeremy Girard Author, educator, and director of marketing/head of web design and development at Envision Technology Advisors. Updated March 15, 2019 Guten Tag! Even if your site is written in English only and does not include multi-lingual translations, you may need to add German language characters to that site on certain pages or for certain words. The list below includes the HTML codes necessary to use German characters that are not in the standard character set and are not found on a keyboard's keys. Not all browsers support all these codes (mainly, older browsers may cause problems - newer browsers should be fine), so be sure to test your HTML codes before you use them. Some German characters may be part of the Unicode character set, so you need to declare that in the head of your documents. Here are the different characters you may need to use. Display Friendly Code Numerical Code Description Ä Ä Ä Capital A-umlaut ä ä ä Lowercase a-umlaut É É É Capital E-acute é é é Lowercase E-acute Ö Ö Ö Capital O-umlaut ö ö ö Lowercase o-umlaut Ü Ü Ü Capital U-umlaut ü ü ü Lowercase u-umlaut ß ß ß SZ ligature « « « Left angle quotes » » » Right angle quotes „ „ Left lower quotes “ “ Left quotes ” ” Right quotes ° ° Degree sign (Grad) € € € Euro £ £ £ Pound Sterling Using these characters is simple. In the HTML markup, you would place these special character codes where you want the German character to appear. These are used similarly to other HTML special character codes that allow you to add characters that are also not found on the traditional keyboard, and therefore cannot be simply typed into the HTML in order to display on a web page. Remember, these characters codes may be used on an English language website if you need to display a word like Doppelgänger. These characters would also be used in HTML that was actually displaying full German translations, whether you actually coded those web pages by hand and had a full German version of the site, or if you used a more automated approach to multilingual web pages and went with a solution like Google Translate. Orginal article by Jennifer Krynin, edited by Jeremy Girard Continue Reading French Language Characters and Your HTML Code Need to Add Polish Characters to Your Web Page? Need to Add Turkish Language Characters to Your Site? How Do You Add Russian (Cyrillic) Characters to Your Webpage? How Do You Add Czech, Slovak, and Slovenian Characters to a Webpage? Learn the HTML Codes for Spanish Language Characters An Overview of HTML Codes for Greek Language Characters The HTML Codes for Romanian Language Characters Need an HTML Special Character Code? Here Is a Complete List Does NBSP Mean Something When You See It Somewhere Online? Looking for the HTML Code for a Special Character? How Do You Type Characters With Umlaut Marks? How to Use Special Characters in HTML Yes, You Can Type Characters With Cedilla Accent Marks. Here's How Learn to type symbols & accented letters on Windows & Mac Can You Make Checkmark in Excel?