I was asked the question “how can i get German letters with my keyboard” and so i have reworked an old application into a German Alphabet Helper app. You can simply hit the letter you want 3 times to transform it into the German Equivalent. At the moment only Ö ö Ä ä Ü ü ß are supported but this is easily modified.
To install simply Click Here to download and follow the steps below.
When download finishes extract the program somewhere on your computer where it wont accidentally get deleted. Now run the rpl.exe file by double clicking it.
This application will automatically start every time windows loads. Some anti-virus programs will prompt you to allow rpl.exe to access the registry. This program watches every key you press so that it knows when to replace the letters with the German equivalent, good anti-virus programs may tell you that rpl.exe appears to be behaving like a virus … and although it appears that way, this application is not a virus but it is very similar in the way it works.
If you find that you type too quickly for the application to keep up you can adjust the timing of this application by going into the timeradjust.txt and changing the number in that file. This number should be between 1-200, it represents the number of milliseconds to wait before looking at the keys again. lower numbers make the program check the keyboard more quickly but chew up more of you computers performance.
Hope you find this application helpful. Source Code Available Here