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Swedish letters on an English keyboard

How to type the characters Ä ä Ö ö Ü ü

post 7.Apr.2009, 03:01 PM
Post #1
Joined: 22.Feb.2009

I've been slowly pecking away at my Swedish home studies trying to reinforce words I'm learning. My pathetic attempt at writing Swedish letters is by Googling words to get the proper spelling, but after awhile, it just takes too damned long. I recently found a way to type Swedish letters just by using the number pad + the alt key. Note: make sure Num Lock is on. Forgive me if this is common knowledge but I thought I'd share anyway.


Alt + 134 = å
Alt + 143 = Å

Alt + 132 = ä
Alt + 142 = Ä

Alt + 148 = ö
Alt + 153 = Ö

Alt + 130 = é
Alt + 138 = è
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Braderunner Rennuredarb
post 7.Apr.2009, 03:27 PM
Post #2
Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 24.May.2005

If you are on a Mac...
Then you should not be allowed on the internet, neubsauce.

If using Windoez...
Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> Character Map

If you are using Linux...
Then you are smart enough to use ASCII Codes (the alt + num pad dealie)
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post 7.Apr.2009, 04:32 PM
Post #3
Location: Jönköping county
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

Try this...
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Renfeh Hguh
post 7.Apr.2009, 05:03 PM
Post #4
Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 1.May.2005

On my old PC with a UK keyboard I used to have both the UK and Swedish keyboard maps set. Whenever I ventured into Swedish I would switch the keyboard mapping over. I just had to remember where the Swedish characters were and where the ;.:,* etc moved to.
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post 7.Apr.2009, 06:23 PM
Post #5
Joined: 22.Mar.2008

I made a thread on this a while back. The best solution that someone came up with was changing your windows language settings to add Swedish, then just pressing alt and shift makes it so ;'[ becomes öäå. Really, really, quick and easy.
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International Man of Leis...
post 8.Apr.2009, 05:30 AM
Post #6
Location: Skåne
Joined: 10.Jul.2007

I use the driver on this page:

on all my non-swedish keyboards in Sweden. It works really well and doesn't require switching languages when needing to type a few ö,ä or å...

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post 8.Apr.2009, 06:33 AM
Post #7
Location: Not in Sweden
Joined: 6.Apr.2009

It is really exciting to see these kinds of simplicities shared; and greatly appreciated. I would have no other way of knowing such things, So please keep sharing everything Sweden. I am so far away and yet so close.
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Julian S
post 8.Apr.2009, 08:00 AM
Post #8
Joined: 2.Dec.2008

I just use a swedish keyboard with the language bar set to EN/SV depending on what I'm doing. I use the Swedish keyboard because i can usually remember where the UK keys are, not quite touch typing, but you know what i mean.
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post 8.Apr.2009, 08:57 AM
Post #9
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 12.Dec.2008

Thanks Baned! I needed this one bad. I use a Norwegian keyboard, but often need to write in Swedish.
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post 8.Apr.2009, 09:24 AM
Post #10
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 14.Nov.2007

I'm the other way around (not literally) I primarily use a Swedish keyboard but a certain application requires me to have an English layout (don't ask why they have mapped stuff to the tilde '~' key). Anyway I use the language bar with both mappings setup and then assigned a shortcut so SHIFT + CTRL + 1 is for English and + 2 is for Swedish.
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post 8.Apr.2009, 01:20 PM
Post #11
Joined: 1.Jun.2008

<alt+shift>ing works fine for me, got used to it. And I have 5 language settings to switch between right now smile.gif
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