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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?

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Most of you are probably using a computer with keyboard in either your mother tongue or English and you are certainly wondering how to type all those new and strange looking letters of Norwegian alphabet on your computer.

Well, there are different operative systems and different versions of the same operative system so it can be difficult to give you a “one fits all” solution but we have gathered few guides from the internet community that, we hope, will help you.

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

You can find help and answers to your questions if you look in the support page of your Operative System’s website.

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 Mac, here you have 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.

As you have noticed, there are no significant differences between the different versions on 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.

Here the differences between the older Windows version and the modern one are definitely more substantial, at least in terms of navigation but, once again, everything starts with “settings”.

If you are a computer nerd, you might use Ubuntu and Linux Kali and then you probably don’t need any guide, but we wanted to add this one and this one for 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 language on your devices.

Here you find instructions for Apple.

And here you have instructions for Android.


We know that this guide was limited but we hope it was anyhow useful.

You will most certainly find the answers you need if you google a simple question about your specific technical problems. There are lots of people out there with the knowledge you need. Just ask!

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Norwegian for Beginners 1

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