Ö

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Ö or ö is not a letter used in English, but is used in some other languages, such as German, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian and Swedish.

German[change | change source]

Germany and Austria[change | change source]

Ö or ö is one of the 4 extra letters used in German. It can be replaced by using the letters Oe or oe. In English language newspapers it is often written as O or o but this is not correct.

Internet addresses are written as "oe" because the internet address system can only understand ordinary English letters.

Switzerland[change | change source]

German is one of the official languages of Switzerland. It has its own dialect (Swiss-German or Schweizerdeutsch). The Ö or ö is used in the Swiss dialect as well.