HTC forgets Norwegian alphabet
Where did the Ø go?
The letter Ø is missing in HTC Desire HD touchscreen keyboards intended for the Norwegian market.
This language faux pas* was uncovered today by Eurodroid, whose Norwegian correspondent Jostein tells the site:
I recently purchased the HTC Desire HD and quickly discovered that the Norwegian letter “Ø” is non-existent the messaging application, neither with the onboard keyboard or the downloaded ‘Scandinavian keyboard’ app from the Android Market. It, however, works perfect in the recipient field, in the mail application and web browser. I asked HTC about it, and it confirmed the problem:
A software fix is presumably in the works but HTC has nothing to announce yet, Eurodroid says.
Letters we don't have
The Norwegian alphabet has 29 letters - three appear after Z. They are Æ Ø Å.
Want to know how to pronounce them?
You can listen to the Sounds of Norway on Youtube.
Google Translate renders faux pas in English as faux pas in Norwegian. It renders faux pas in French as snuble in Norwegian. Snuble in Norwegian is translated as stumble in English.