I can write æ and ø by pressing down Alt Gr + a and o, respectively.

However, trying all keys on my keyboard using Alt Gr, I've not yet found a way of writing the letter å.

I've been looking into character codes, but by pressing down Alt and entering the character code 0224 etc. nothing happens.

Can someone show me how to solve the problem (I am a danish user...)


Use "compose key", it is Shift + Alt Gr (Right Alt) and then in your case a will produce å. You might have to press a twice.

How to write å on English UK keyboard layout

  • I tried this on English (UK) keyboard and it worked, more information in help.ubuntu.com/community/ComposeKey
    – Mike
    Aug 3 '15 at 9:37
  • Excellent Mike :) deleted mine + upvoted.
    – Rinzwind
    Aug 3 '15 at 9:41
  • Thank you, but it is weird, on my system it prints "Å", that is a capital "å" ?
    – Shuzheng
    Aug 3 '15 at 9:43
  • Check for CAPS LOCK.
    – Mike
    Aug 3 '15 at 9:46
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    This is not really how this works. The compose key is a sequence. You press Shift+Alt Gr on your system, and -then- the key you want to form. å is formed by either doing a and then a again, or a and then o. In this fashion you can also make the euro sign with c and then = for example. You shouldn't touch caps lock for this. Just do Shift+Alt Gr <let go> then a and a again. It's double a because of the convention to spell å as aa. Aug 3 '15 at 12:33

If you use the altgr-intl keyboard layout, AltGr+w produces å.

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