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What is the difference between å and AA?

In some place names, the old Aa spelling dominates, more often in Denmark than in Norway (where it has been abolished in official use since 1917). Locals of Aalborg and Aabenraa resist the Å, whereas Ålesund is rarely seen with Aa spelling.

What is the origin of AA in the Bible?

A similar process was used to construct a new grapheme where an “aa” had previously been used. A minuscule O was placed on top of an A to create a new letter. It was first used in print in the Gustav Vasa Bible that was published in 1541 and replaced Aa in the 16th century.

Is it spelled Aa or å in Norwegian?

The surname Aa is always spelled with double A, never with the single å. However, given names – which are less commonly inherited – have largely changed to the use of the Å. For instance, in Norway more than 12,000 male citizens spell their name Håkon, while only around 2,500 are named Haakon .

What is the correct way to sort AA in Danish?

In Danish the correct sorting of aa depends on pronunciation – if the sound is pronounced as one sound it is sorted as Å regardless of the sound is ‘a’ or ‘å’; thus, for example, the German city Aachen is listed under Å, as well as the Danish city Aabenraa. This is § 3 in the Danish Retskrivningsreglerne.

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