I am studying classical Chinese and when I try to type in any words that require the ü it just randomly chooses a character.
How do I use the Traditional pinyin entry method on a Mac and get the the ü?
The OP is asking how to type characters, using a pinyin IME, when those characters have a
ü in their pinyin spelling. For example, how do you type
lü? This is different than asking how to actually type the letter
ü. The answer is to type a
v. To follow the example, change to the pinyin IME, type
lv and select
Type option-u then u on a Mac.