Alt Codes for Accented Letters in Non-English Languages

Listed below, and grouped by language, is the list of keyboard shortcuts, otherwise referred to as Windows Alt codes, for Latin letters with accents or diacritics that are used in writing certain non-English (foreign) languages that use the Latin alphabet. In addition to using the basic Latin alphabet, these non-English languages also use Latin letters with accents or diacritical marks, such as the acute, breve, caron, cedilla, circumflex, diaeresis (umlaut), dot above, grave, macron, ogonek, ring above, stroke and tilde.

List of Windows Alt codes for letters with accents or diacritics, grouped by letter:

Latin letters with accents or diacritics are extensively used in various languages other than English. These accents and diacritics serve to modify the pronunciation or meaning of the letters they are attached to. Here are some examples of commonly used accented letters in different languages:

  1. Spanish: á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ Examples: año (year), café (coffee), fácil (easy), país (country), sí (yes), más (more), mañana (tomorrow)
  2. French: é, è, ê, ë, ç, â, à, ô, û, ï Examples: école (school), déjà (already), garçon (boy), été (summer), français (French), naïve (naive)
  3. Portuguese: á, é, í, ó, ú, â, ê, ô, ã, õ, ç Examples: água (water), mãe (mother), fácil (easy), café (coffee), você (you), cão (dog)
  4. German: ä, ö, ü, ß Examples: schön (beautiful), hören (to hear), Über (over), Straße (street)
  5. Italian: à, è, é, ì, í, ò, ó, ù, ü Examples: ciao (hello/goodbye), perché (why/because), città (city), più (more), già (already)
  6. Swedish: å, ä, ö Examples: år (year), äta (to eat), öga (eye)
  7. Dutch: é, è, ë, ê, ï, ô, û, ü Examples: café (cafe), vóór (before), lëzen (to read), ïjs (ice cream), blôem (flower)
  8. Romanian: ă, â, î, ș, ț Examples: măr (apple), pâine (bread), mână (hand), așa (like this), munte (mountain)
  9. Hungarian: á, é, í, ó, ö, ő, ú, ü, ű Examples: ház (house), édes (sweet), kék (blue), őrült (crazy), köz (middle), tükör (mirror)

These examples showcase the importance of accents and diacritics in distinguishing words with different meanings or pronunciations in various languages. Proper usage of these accented letters is essential for clear communication and accurate representation of the respective languages’ sounds and meanings.

To learn how to enter or insert these accented letters in your document using the Windows Alt code method, read our How to use Alt Codes instructions. For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows Alt Codes, visit Windows Alt Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.