German is the language mainly spoken in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg as well as other parts of the world. German has a total number of 120 million speakers. German is written using the Latin alphabet. In addition to the 26 standard Latin letters, it has four extra letters, namely, the three vowels with umlauts (Ä/ä, Ö/ö, and Ü/ü) and the letter ß.
To type those extra letters in German on a keyboard where they are not available, an easy way is to use keyboard shortcuts on your computer. For example, now you want to type German letter ß on Windows, you just hold your ALT key then type 0223 on your activated Number Pad. You can find a list of codes for those German special characters for Windows, Mac and HTML here.
If you need to type German on a regular basis, using keyboard shortcuts is obviously inefficient. In this case, you will need to install a German keyboard. A typical German keyboard will enable you to type German easily, but first you need to get familiar with its keyboard layout. German keyboard uses the QWERTZ layout. Below is a typical keyboard layout used in Germany and Austria:
To get familiar with the German keyboard layout fast, it is suggested that you buy a keyboard or a keyboard sticker of German, which has the German keyboard layout printed on it and can be placed on the surface of your existing keyboard. However, whether you want to type with a keyboard or a keyboard sticker you need to first install the German keyboard.
Create text-based images or logos with German fonts
Below is a collection of German fonts. The following tool will enable you to enter text in German, and then it will convert your text into images using different fonts, colors, sizes based on your selection. You can then save the image by right clicking on it. You may either enter German directly or copy from other sources and paste below.