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Marcato sign - German keyboard shortcut

On German keyboards, ^ is a dead key. Thus, adding or removing marcato signs is not as simple as on English keyboards. This has bugged me for years - but today, I researched (well ...) this problem and came up with the following solution:

Type ^ and then a key that does nothing. The two most useful combinations are, in my opinion:

  • ^ y if you want to use only the left hand;
  • ^ ö if you want to use both hands.

(No, ^ Space does not work, for whatever reason - I suspect NWC captures the space and wants to create a rest, but cannot do that with items selected, so it just ignores the combination ... or the like).