Posted by Mindy Lvoff
Sorry for the confusion, everyone! Â We have been honoring the true Swedish spelling of the word skÃ¥l, using an “a” with a small “o” sitting above it. Â This has caused some questions as to whether it’s skoal or skal. Â The definitive answer: “skoal” is acceptable, but using “skal” is not the same thing.
On a PC, you can recreate “Ã¥” by holding down the Alt key and pressing the number sequence: 134 Â (Alt+134)
If you would like to write the word “skÃ¥l” on a Mac, simply use your Keyboard Viewer to change your default language to Swedish. Â The “[” button will appear on the keyboard viewer as the “Ã¥” button.
We hope this helps you in your skÃ¥l discussions! Â If you’re interested in the proper pronunciation of skÃ¥l, please click here. Â And of course, you can learn more about skÃ¥ling and why we skÃ¥l here.
2 thoughts on “A quick note: it's SkÃ¥l or Skoal, but not Skal”
option-a on a mac will also produce the Ã¥
There’s a much easier way to do that on a Mac than changing the deafult language; just hold down option and hit a!
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