The letter Ø (lower case ø ) occurs in Danish , Norwegian , Faroese , South Sami , Old Swedish and Old Icelandic . The letter and its pronunciation correspond to the " Ö " in German , Swedish and Icelandic . Ø can be transcribed as "Ö" (eg into German or Swedish), " Œ " (eg into French ) or " O E " (eg into English ) .
In Danish, Norwegian and Faroese, the "Ø" is placed at the end of the alphabet after the "Z" (in Faroese "Ý"), with the Danish and Norwegian alphabet ending in "Æ", "Ø", "Å". The Faroese alphabet ends in "Æ", "Ø".
Like the Icelandic and Swedish "Ö", the "Ø" is not sorted into "O". This has to do with the fact that the "international Ö" (the German Ö) is perceived as a ligature " Œ " from "O" and "E" and is sorted accordingly, while the "Nordic Ø" is an independent letter.
Use as a replacement character
For technical reasons, the large Ø is sometimes used instead of the similar looking symbols for diameter or average (arithmetic mean) and empty quantity (∅) . However, this is typographically incorrect and should generally be avoided. In addition to writing out the intended description, a possible solution is to use the respective symbol provided .
Representation on computer systems
In ASCII - character set , the characters are not included, which is why many older computer systems they could not represent. However, the ASCII extension ISO 8859-1 (also known as "Latin-1") in 1986 contained the two Scandinavian letters "Ø" and "ø". Almost all modern computers use the Unicode standard introduced in 1991 and can thus process and display the characters without any problems.
|Standard / System||Capitals (Ø)||Minuscule (ø)|
|Unicode||Codepoint||U + 00D8||U + 00F8|
|Surname||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O WITH STROKE||LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH STROKE|
|UTF-8||C3 98||C3 B8|
|ISO 8859-1||D8 hex||F8 hex|
|XML / XHTML||decimal||
|TeX / LaTeX||Text mode||
|Input methods 1|
|E1||- O||- o|
|Windows||CP850 ( TUI )||Alt+ 1572||Alt+ 1552|
|CP1252 ( GUI )||Alt+ 02162||Alt+ 02482|
|Linux (with newer versions of X11 )||
Alt Gr+ ⇧Shift+ Oor
Alt Gr+ Oor
Compose, ⇧Shift+ 7,O
|Neo||Mod3+ *, ⇧Shift+ O 4||Mod3+ *, O 4|
|Apache OpenOffice variants||-||-|
|Microsoft Word||Keyboard shortcut||Strg+ ⇧Shift+ 7, ⇧Shift+O||Strg+ ⇧Shift+ 7,O|
|Unicode input||D, 8, Alt+C||F, 8, Alt+C|
|Vim||Digraph 3||Strg+ K, ⇧Shift+70||Strg+ K, ⇧Shift+ 7,O|
|Unicode input||Strg+ V, U, 0, 0, D,8||Strg+ V, U, 0, 0, F,8|
code point links to the Unicode block
|Name / description||
with assignment E1
|O||U + 00D8 latin capital letter o with stroke||Scandinavian capital letter Ø||0216||& Oslash;||
|O||U + 00F8 latin small letter o with stroke||Scandinavian Small Letter ø||0248||& oslash;||
|⌀||U + 2300 diameter sign||Diameter sign||8960||
|∅||U + 2205 empty set||Empty crowd sign||8709||?||
|⊘||U + 2298 circled division slash||Circled divided line||8856||& osol; (HTML5)||
- W3C ( World Wide Web Consortium ): Character entity references in HTML 4
- Scott Pakin: The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List. (PDF, 8.7 MB) January 19, 2017, archived from the original on September 28, 2017 ; Retrieved on September 28, 2017 (English, linking the original results in a mirror of CTAN , the archive link compare file: Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol list.pdf ).
- W3C ( World Wide Web Consortium ): Character entity reference chart