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Norwegian alphabet and characters

The Norwegian 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.


Norwegian grammar rules

Norwegian nouns are inflected or declined in definiteness (indefinite/definite) and number (singular/plural). Norwegian has three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter.

Norwegian formatting rules

First day of the weekMonday
Working daysMonday to Friday
Short date formatdd.MM.yyyy, as well as dd.MM.yy
e.g. 24.03.2016 or 24.03.16
Long date formatdd. MMM. yyyy
e.g. 24. mar. 2016

Norwegian capitalisation usage

  • People’s names.
  • Geographical names (of countries, counties/states, cities etc.).
  • Headings/titles: only the first word is capitalised unless a proper noun is featured.
  • Column and row headings should start with a capital letter and usually have no punctuation marks at the end.
  • If bullet points represent a list of sub-headings, etc. it is natural to capitalise the first letter in each bullet point.

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