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 Polish 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 Polish language, several letters are accompanied by diacritical marks, which significantly affect their pronunciation and may distinguish them from their unaccented counterparts. Here are the letters with diacritics used in the Polish alphabet:
- Ą (a with ogonek): Pronounced as /ɔ̃/ or /ɔw/. Example: “mąka” (flour).
- Ć (c with acute): Pronounced as /tɕ/. Example: “ćma” (moth).
- Ę (e with ogonek): Pronounced as /ɛ̃/ or /ɛw/. Example: “ręka” (hand).
- Ł (l with stroke): Pronounced as /w/. Example: “łaska” (mercy).
- Ń (n with acute): Pronounced as /ɲ/. Example: “góra” (mountain).
- Ó (o with acute): Pronounced as /u/. Example: “kółko” (circle).
- Ś (s with acute): Pronounced as /ɕ/. Example: “świeca” (candle).
- Ź (z with acute): Pronounced as /ʑ/. Example: “źdźbło” (blade of grass).
- Ż (z with dot): Pronounced as /ʐ/. Example: “żółty” (yellow).
Please note that the presence of diacritical marks in Polish is crucial for correct spelling and pronunciation. The diacritics change the sounds of the letters, making Polish words unique and easily distinguishable.
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.