How to type an ‘e’ with an umlaut/dieresis, as in ‘Risë’

A dieresis (umlaut) is a mark ¨ , consisting of two dots, placed over a vowel to show it’s pronounced as a separate syllable.

Here’s how to type one over an “e” on a computer keyboard:

  • Must have your keyboard set to “Num Lock on.”
  • Use the number keys in the Num Lock section, to the right of the regular typing keys.
  • Hold down the “Alt” key and type 0235.
  • An ë will appear!

This should work in nearly every program, including text-only.