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Typing Norwegian letters on your computer

How do you type Norwegian letters if you don’t have a Norwegian computer keyboard?

Many of you may be using a computer with a keyboard in either your mother tongue or English and you may be wondering how to type all those new and strange looking letters of the Norwegian alphabet.

Unfortunately there is no one solution that covers the many different types and versions of operating systems (OS) that exist today. However, we have collated a number of online guides below that may help you understand how to type these different characters.

You can also go straight to your computer instruction manual online if you prefer.

Often you can find help and answers to your questions if you look in the support page of your Operating System’s website or online manual.

Here, we have examples from the support pages for Mac Sierra and Windows 10 :

Usually, you should change the keyboard layout on your computer.

If you are using a Mac, here are a couple of video guides for Mac OSX, El Capitan and Sierra

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

You may have noticed that there are no significant differences between the different versions on a Mac . Try to find your way around on your own machine starting with “settings”.

If you are using Windows, here you have the guides for Windows 7 and Windows 10

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Unfortunately the difference between the older version of the Windows OS and the modern version is substantially different, however, everything starts with “settings”.

If you like to use open source operating systems such as Ubuntu or Linux Kali then you probably understand the system quite well, however, here are a couple of guides that might help this one Kali just for fun:

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.


All in all, sometimes it’s just enough to google your question to find very specific answers, like this one we found on typing shortcuts for Mac:

and this one for keyboard troubles on Windows 10.


If you prefer working on Tablets or Smart Phones, you would also have to change the language or add an additional keyboard for your device.

Apple Instructions

Android Instructions


We understand that this guide is limited, however, do not hesitate to use a search engine such as Google or ask for help in the discussions. The issue of typing additional characters on different software and hardware has been a challenge for many and as a result you will find many fora online discussing this.

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This article is from the free online course:

Norwegian for Beginners 2

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)