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 Finnish 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.
In the Finnish language, there are three letters with diacritics: ä, ö, and å. These letters are essential to the Finnish alphabet and represent distinct phonetic sounds.
- Ä (ä): The letter “Ä” is pronounced as a front vowel sound similar to the “a” in “cat” or “hat.” It is represented by the diacritic umlaut, which appears as two dots (¨) placed above the letter “A”. Examples:
- Äiti (Mother)
- Käsi (Hand)
- Älykäs (Intelligent)
- Ö (ö): The letter “Ö” is pronounced as a front vowel sound similar to the “u” in “fur” or the German “ö” in “schön.” It is represented by the diacritic umlaut, which appears as two dots (¨) placed above the letter “O”. Examples:
- Öljy (Oil)
- Köyliö (A place name)
- Hölkkä (Jogging)
- Å (å): The letter “Å” is pronounced as a back vowel sound similar to the “o” in “bore” or the Swedish “å.” It is represented by a small ring (a circle) above the letter “A”. Examples:
- Åland (A group of islands in the Baltic Sea)
- Åbo (An old name for Turku, a city in Finland)
- Återvinning (Recycling)
It’s important to note that these letters are distinct characters in the Finnish alphabet and not just variations of other letters. They play a crucial role in distinguishing words and sounds in the language. Additionally, these diacritical letters are commonly found in the official orthography of Finnish and are used in written and printed materials, including books, newspapers, and official documents.
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.