Norwegian is the language primarily spoken in Norway with a total number of 5.5 million native speakers. Outside Norway, Norwegian is also spoken in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, UK, Spain, Canada and USA. Norwegian alphabet is based on Latin alphabet and it has the same 29 letters as that of Danish. They are A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z, Æ,Ø and Å. Norwegian also uses letters with diacritics such as é, è, ê, ó, ò, â, and ô etc to clarify the meaning of words.
In order to type these special letters on a non-Norwegian keyboard, an easy way is to use keyboard shortcuts on your computer. For example, now you want to type Norwegian letter Æ on Windows, you just hold your ALT key then type 0198 on your activated Number Pad. You can find a list of codes for those Norwegian special characters for Windows, Mac and HTML here.
If you need to type Norwegian on a regular basis, using keyboard shortcuts is obviously inefficient. In this case, you will need to install a Norwegian keyboard. A typical Norwegian keyboard will enable you to type Norwegian easily, but first you need to get familiar with its keyboard layout. Just like Danish keyboards, Norwegian keyboards have the dedicated keys for Æ,Ø and Å, but it differs from Danish keyboards in that the keys for Æ and Ø are swapped. Below is a typical Norwegian keyboard layout.
To get familiar with the Norwegian keyboard layout fast, it is suggested that you buy a keyboard or a keyboard sticker of Norwegian, which has the Norwegian keyboard layout printed on it and can be placed on the surface of your existing keyboard. However, whether you want to type with a keyboard or a keyboard sticker you need to first install the Norwegian keyboard.
Generate Designs with Norwegian Fonts
Below is a collection of Norwegian fonts. The following tool will enable you to enter text in Norwegian and then it will turn your text into images using different fonts, colors, sizes based on your selection. You can then save the image by right clicking on the image. You may either enter Norwegian directly or copy from other sources and paste below.