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Can any of our members in Germany help please

I recently sent a small parcel to Germany that had been returned to me, from what I can understand they couldn't find the address,. I have double checked the address and the only thing wrong is I haven't put an umlaut on the U in Munster,

Surely this wouldn't be the problem?

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Did you have the correct postcode ? PLZ - Postleitzahl
Munster is: 29633
Sounds a bit odd to me. How did you write the address?

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Did you have the correct postcode ? PLZ - Postleitzahl
Münster is: 29633
Sounds a bit odd to me. How did you write the address?

Willie Hornblaser
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I have written it as the recipients confirmed PayPal address. 48145 Munster
 

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There you have it
Best would probably be:

48145 Münster (Westfalen)

Sometimes the post is sorted by digital machines in Germany, so if the robot is just a little confused it gets kicked back.
 
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There you have it
Best would probably be:

48145 Münster (Westfalen)

Sometimes the post is sorted by digital machines in Germany, so if the robot is just a little confused it gets kicked back.
Thanks, I will send it again tomorrow with an umlaut,.
 
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Thanks, they have confirmed the address but I will email them again. Does anyone know how to do an umlaut on a keyboard if I do it by hand the robot might get confused again, never been a problem before though
 

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Does anyone know how to do an umlaut on a keyboard
On a Macintosh, iPhone or iPad: hold the "u" key down, and an accents popup will appear.
In the bad old days when I used Windows, I used to open MS Word; then use insert symbol to get a u-umlaut; then copy and paste.
 
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This will make you laugh, i use a dummy printer attached to a big old computer from the early 90's for label printing, I will have to use more modern methods for this one. It is actually very effective for my day job
 

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This will make you laugh, i use a dummy printer attached to a big old computer from the early 90's for label printing, I will have to use more modern methods for this one. It is actually very effective for my day job
Bit that makes me laugh is 'big old computer from the early 90's', I started on really big really old computers in the 60s.
 

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I posted the parcel again on Monday, it has now reached the customer. What a difference an umlaut makes. Just hope he likes it
 

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Bit that makes me laugh is 'big old computer from the early 90's', I started on really big really old computers in the 60s.
How big? The ICL I worked on, including cooling unit, tape drive, magnetic drum memory and disk drive weighed in at neary 4tons. The main chassis was made 4inch box section steel.
 

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How big? The ICL I worked on, including cooling unit, tape drive, magnetic drum memory and disk drive weighed in at neary 4tons. The main chassis was made 4inch box section steel.
Don't know the weight, I was referring to the way they filled a room, memory couldn't be called big, from 4K to 512K.
However the first two were ICL 1901A and ICl system4. Not counting briefly KDF9.
No disc drives, it was card readers, paper tape and tape drives.
 
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