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Icelandic alphabet and characters

The Icelandic alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Germanic languages.

Icelandic characters (lower case)

Icelandic grammar rules

Icelandic is an inflected language with many analytical forms. There are three grammatical genders: masculine, feminine or neuter. There are four cases: nominative, accusative, dative and genitive.

Icelandic formatting rules

First day of the weekSunday
Working daysMonday to Friday
Short date formatd.M.yyyy, as well as d/M yyyy
e.g. 24.3.2016 or 24/3 2016
Long date formatd. MMMM yyyy
e.g. 24. mars 2016

Icelandic capitalisation usage

  • People’s and product names.
  • Geographical names (of countries, counties/states, cities etc.).
  • Headings/titles: only the first word is capitalised unless a proper noun is featured.
  • The basic practise is to follow English capitalisation for bulleted items and sentences after a colon.

Solutions for Icelandic

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