Danish is written using the
Latin alphabet, with three additional letters: æ
, which come at the end of the Danish alphabet, in that
order. A spelling reform in 1948 introduced the letter å
in use in Norwegian and Swedish, into the Danish alphabet to replace the
; the old usage still occurs in some personal and geographical
names and old documents (for example, the name of the city of Ålborg
is often spelled Aalborg
is treated just like å
in alphabetical sorting, even though it looks like two letters.
The same spelling reform changed the spelling of a few common words,
such as vilde, kunde and skulde, to their
current forms of ville, kunne and skulle,
and did away with the practice of capitalising all nouns, which German
still does. Modern Danish and Norwegian use the same alphabet, though
spelling differs somewhat.