Yes, you read right. My name is Rüdiger
It is not Rudiger
and not Ruediger
although you are allowed to use the last one
if you really don't manage to type it due to a stupid computer system.
And no, I have never heard of a person called
, although my
entry in the password file in the math department used to call
me so for several months.
I don't expect you to pronounce it right but I do expect you to write
it as right as possible.
... ü ...
How do I type this strange letter? Well, this depends much on which
computer system you are using. Watch for a key called "Compose
" (on Un*x
" (Mac) or the like. Press it, then type u
Maybe you have to type the u
and the "Compose
" key at the same time;
maybe you can type first "
Some systems use Ctrl-k
, which means holding the Ctrl-key while
typing a k, instead of a "Compose" key. Some, especially German, systems
have an ü
key, which makes things much easier.
In HTML, you can type either ü
or type an ü
set the character set accordingly in the page header.
While my family name is much easier to write, some people still
call me Kouhlmän
, but that's
wrong. It's Kuhlmann
, which English
speaking people might write something like
That's easy once you know it, isn't it?