|If you don't have a Norwegian keyboard, you
won't find the letters Æ Ø Å on it. There are at least
three ways to type these letters, and we'll start with the easiest
1. Change your keyboard language
This might sound like a big
change to do, but relax, it's not that big at all. If you're
using Windows, you probably have these small
icons at the bottom right of your screen (or wherever you have
placed the task bar):
If not, you can add it by going to Control
Panel - Keyboard.
To change to a Norwegian keyboard, click the small arrow, and then
"Adjustments". Here you can add a Norwegian keyboard.
You can now switch between your default keyboard and the
Norwegian keyboard by clicking the biggest button with the two letters (in this case:
NO) and select the keyboard you want. If you are afraid of
having messed up the whole computer because you changed to the
keyboard settings, you can change it back with two clicks.
The Norwegian keyboard looks approximately like this:
You can see that you'll find Å next to P, Ø is next to L, and one
more key to the right you'll find Æ. To type the symbols that
appear at the
bottom right corner of the keys, hold down Alt Gr and press the
key with the desired symbol. If your keyboard doesn't have any
key called "Alt Gr", you hold down Ctrl and Alt at the same
time as a substitute for this one.
This is how you type the accented letter "á": Press
Alt Gr (or Ctrl+Alt) and don't remove you finger from the key.
Then press the key situated to the left of Backspace. Remove all
your fingers, and press "a". Voilá!
2. Use the Alt-codes
If you for some reason can't change the keyboard language,
you can use the so-called Alt-codes. It works like this: You
press the Alt button and keep holding your finger on it. Then
press the code of the desired letter on the numeric
keypad (the numbers you normally find the right of your keyboard),
remove your finger from the Alt-button, and the letter will appear.
And the codes that you'll might need, they are here:
|æ = 0230
||ø = 0248
||å = 0229
||é = 0233
||ô = 0244
||ò = 0242
|Æ = 0198
||Ø = 0216
||Å = 0197
||É = 0201
||Ô = 0212
||Ò = 0210
3. Copy and past
The last option is to open a window
with the letters, and keep it open all the time. Then you can
highlight the letter you need, copy it (Ctrl + C), and past it
(Ctrl + V) into the textbox you are typing in.
Click here to
open the window with the letters.