Alt Codes for Kurdish 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 Kurdish 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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The Kurdish language uses several letters with accents or diacritics to represent specific sounds and phonetic variations. Kurdish is written using two main scripts: the Latin script and the Arabic script. The use of accents and diacritics varies between the two scripts and the dialects of Kurdish.

Latin Script (Kurmanji Kurdish, Sorani Kurdish, and some other dialects):

  • Ç (c cedilla): Pronounced as /ʧ/. Example: “Çiya” (mountain).
  • Ş (s cedilla): Pronounced as /ʃ/. Example: “Şoreş” (revolution).
  • Ê (e circumflex): Pronounced as /e/. Example: “Êvar” (word).
  • Î (i circumflex): Pronounced as /i/. Example: “Îro” (today).
  • Û (u circumflex): Pronounced as /u/. Example: “Ûr” (fire).

Arabic Script (Sorani Kurdish and some other dialects

  • ــَ (a fatḥah): Pronounced as /æ/ or /a/. Example: “بابە” (door).
  • ــِ (i kasrah): Pronounced as /ɪ/ or /i/. Example: “بیروار” (law).
  • ــُ (u ḍammah): Pronounced as /ʊ/ or /u/. Example: “گەڕان” (search).
  • ـــّ (shaddah): Indicates gemination (doubling) of the consonant sound. Example: “کتاب” (book).

Please note that the usage of accents and diacritics may vary slightly among different Kurdish dialects and writing conventions. Additionally, the use of the Latin script has become more prevalent in recent years, especially for Kurmanji Kurdish, which is the most widely spoken Kurdish dialect.

The Arabic script is still used for Sorani Kurdish, particularly in Iraq and Iran. As with any language, it’s essential to consider regional variations and conventions when using accents and diacritics in Kurdish writing.

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.