Mac

Go to the system settings and change the Capslock behaviour to Option/Alt:

umlauteMac

Now download the following software:

http://pqrs.org/macosx/keyremap4macbook/

 

Go to system settings --> keyremap4mac --> Misc & Uninstall --> Open private.xml

Then insert the following:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<root>
  <item>
    <name>Myzinsky Umlaute</name>
    <appendix>Umlaute accesible with CAPSLOCK + aeiou</appendix>
    <identifier>private.myzinsky.umlaute</identifier>
    <autogen>
      --KeyToKey-- KeyCode::O, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L | VK_SHIFT | ModifierFlag::NONE,
      KeyCode::U, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L, KeyCode::O, VK_SHIFT      
    </autogen>
    <autogen>
      --KeyToKey-- KeyCode::O, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L | ModifierFlag::NONE,
      KeyCode::U, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L, KeyCode::O       
    </autogen>
    <autogen>
      --KeyToKey-- KeyCode::A, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L | VK_SHIFT | ModifierFlag::NONE,
      KeyCode::U, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L, KeyCode::A, VK_SHIFT       
    </autogen>
    <autogen>
      --KeyToKey-- KeyCode::A, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L | ModifierFlag::NONE,
      KeyCode::U, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L, KeyCode::A     
    </autogen>
    <autogen>
      --KeyToKey-- KeyCode::U, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L | VK_SHIFT | ModifierFlag::NONE, 
      KeyCode::U, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L, KeyCode::U, VK_SHIFT       
    </autogen>
    <autogen>
      --KeyToKey-- KeyCode::U, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L | ModifierFlag::NONE, 
      KeyCode::U, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L, KeyCode::U      
    </autogen>
    <autogen>-
       -KeyToKey-- KeyCode::S, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L | ModifierFlag::NONE, 
       KeyCode::S, ModifierFlag::OPTION_L 
    </autogen>
  </item>
</root>

Reload the XML and activate this profile, now you can write an Ü with: [caps] + [shift] + [u]

and an ß with [caps] + [s]

Linux

Under Linux it is much easier:

create the .Xmodmap file in your home and insert:

  1. keycode 66= Mode_switch Multi_key
  2. keycode 39= s S ssharp
  3. keycode 38= a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis
  4. keycode 30= u U udiaeresis Udiaeresis
  5. keycode 32= o O odiaeresis Odiaeresis
  6. keycode 26= e E EuroSign EuroSign

Windows

Under Windows the the tool AutoHotKey can be used:

  1. #SingleInstance force
  2.  
  3. #InstallKeybdHook
  4.  
  5. SetCapslockState, AlwaysOff
  6.  
  7. CapsLock & a::CSend("ä", "Ä")
  8. CapsLock & u::CSend("ü", "Ü")
  9. CapsLock & o::CSend("ö", "Ö")
  10. CapsLock & e::CSend("€")
  11. CapsLock & s::CSend("ß")
  12.  
  13. CSend(p_normal, p_shifted="") {
  14. key:=(!GetKeyState("Shift") ? p_normal:p_shifted)
  15. Send, %key%
  16. }

Source: JSLover

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