Alt Codes for Dutch Letters with Accents

Below is the complete list of keyboard shortcuts using Windows Alt codes for letters with accents or diacritics that are used in writing in the Dutch language. If you are new to Alt codes and need detailed instructions on how to use them, please read How to Use Alt Codes to Enter Special Characters. Alternatively, instead of using Alt codes, you can also just quickly tap or click any accented letter in the list below to copy it and paste it into your document.

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In the Dutch language, several letters are accompanied by accents or diacritical marks, which significantly affect their pronunciation. Although Dutch primarily uses the standard Latin alphabet, the use of diacritics is less common than in some other languages. Here are the accented letters used in the Dutch language:

  1. É (e acute): Pronounced as /e/ (similar to the “e” in “hey”). Example: “café” (café).
  2. Ë (e diaeresis/umlaut): Pronounced as /ə/ or /e/. Example: “coëfficiënt” (coefficient).
  3. Ï (i diaeresis/umlaut): Pronounced as /i/. Example: “ski” (ski).
  4. Ü (u diaeresis/umlaut): Pronounced as /y/ or /u/. It is used in loanwords and foreign names. Example: “château” (castle).

Dutch also uses a digraph (a combination of two letters) with a diacritic:

  1. IJ (ij ligature): Pronounced as /ɛi/. Example: “ijs” (ice).

The “IJ” combination is considered a single letter in Dutch and is alphabetically treated as “Y.”

It’s worth noting that while the use of diacritics is not as extensive as in some other languages, they are essential for correct spelling and pronunciation in the Dutch language. Additionally, certain diacritics may appear in loanwords and foreign names borrowed from other languages.

For Alt codes for letters with accents or diacritical marks that are used in other foreign languages, visit Alt Codes for Latin Letters with Accents or Diacritical Marks used in Foreign Languages. For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows Alt Codes, visit Windows Alt Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.