Icelandic keyboard layout

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Icelandic keyboard layout

The Icelandic keyboard layout is different from the standard QWERTY keyboard because the Icelandic alphabet has some special letters, most of which it shares with the other Nordic countries: Þ/þ, Ð/ð, Æ/æ and Ö/ö. (Æ/æ also occurs in Norwegian, Danish and Faroese, Ð/ð in Faroese, and Ö/ö in Swedish, Finnish and Estonian.) The Icelandic letters á, é, ý, ú, í, ó can be typed by first pressing a dead key located to the right of Æ and then the corresponding key.

The letters Å/å, Ä/ä, Ÿ/ÿ, Ü/ü, Ï/ï, and Ë/ë can be produced with the Icelandic keyboard by first pressing the ° or Shift+° (for ¨) dead key located below the Esc key, and then the corresponding letter (i.e. ° followed by A yields å). These letters are not used natively in Icelandic, but may have been implemented for ease of communication in other Nordic languages.[citation needed]