Alt Codes for Letter A with Accents

Listed below are the keyboard shortcuts or Windows Alt codes for letter A with accents. The accents on the letter A are also called accent marks, diacritics, or diacritical marks. There is a specific Alt code for each accented capital (uppercase / majuscule) letter A and each accented small (lowercase / minuscule) letter A, as indicated in the table below. Also indicated are the corresponding HTML entity numeric character reference and HTML entity named character reference (if available). 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. If you’re in a hurry, in the list below just tap or click any letter A with accent to copy and paste into your document.

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Usage of the various forms of the accented letter “A”

The Latin letter “A” can be modified with various diacritical marks or accents to indicate different sounds and characteristics in different languages. Here’s a breakdown of the accented letter “A” characters, their names, pronunciations, and the languages, alphabets, or writing systems that use them:

  1. á and Á:
  • Name: Acute accent (á: acute accent, Á: acute accent majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “á” is pronounced like the “a” in “father,” with a rising pitch. “Á” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in languages like Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Irish, etc.
  1. à and À:
  • Name: Grave accent (à: grave accent, À: grave accent majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “à” sounds like the “a” in “cat,” but it’s a bit lower in pitch. “À” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Found in languages like French, Italian, Catalan, Vietnamese, etc.
  1. ȧ and Ȧ:
  • Name: Latin small letter A with dot above (ȧ: lowercase, Ȧ: uppercase)
  • Pronunciation: “ȧ” is a mid-central vowel, but its use is primarily in linguistic and phonetic contexts. “Ȧ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in linguistic and phonetic descriptions.
  1. â and Â:
  • Name: Circumflex accent (â: circumflex accent, Â: circumflex accent majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “â” is pronounced like the “a” in “cat,” but with a slight shift in tongue position. “” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Found in languages like French, Portuguese, Romanian, etc.
  1. ä and Ä:
  • Name: Diaeresis or umlaut (ä: diaeresis, Ä: diaeresis majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ä” sounds like the “e” in “bed,” but with a more open mouth. “Ä” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Common in languages like German, Swedish, Finnish, etc.
  1. ǎ and Ǎ:
  • Name: Caron (ǎ: caron, Ǎ: caron majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ǎ” represents a mid-level tone in Mandarin Chinese, similar to the “a” in “father.” “Ǎ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in Pinyin, the romanization of Mandarin Chinese.
  1. ă and Ă:
  • Name: Breve (ă: breve, Ă: breve majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ă” represents a short, lax vowel sound, as in “cat.” “Ă” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Found in languages like Romanian.
  1. ā and Ā:
  • Name: Macron (ā: macron, Ā: macron majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ā” represents a long “a” sound, as in “father,” but held slightly longer. “Ā” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in languages like Latin, Sanskrit, Hawaiian, etc.
  1. ã and Ã:
  • Name: Tilde (ã: tilde, Ã: tilde majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ã” represents a nasalized “a” sound, like the “an” in “man.” “Ô is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Found in languages like Portuguese.
  1. å and Å:
  • Name: Ring above (å: ring above, Å: ring above majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “å” represents a nasalized vowel sound in Scandinavian languages, similar to “o” in “bore” but nasalized. “Å” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Common in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, etc.
  1. ą and Ą:
  • Name: Ogonek (ą: ogonek, Ą: ogonek majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ą” represents a nasalized vowel sound, as in Polish. “Ą” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Found in languages like Polish, Lithuanian.
  1. ⱥ and Ⱥ:
  • Name: A with stroke (ⱥ: lowercase, Ⱥ: uppercase)
  • Pronunciation: “ⱥ” represents a mid-central vowel, used in linguistic and phonetic contexts. “Ⱥ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in linguistic and phonetic descriptions.
  1. ấ and Ấ:
  • Name: Acute accent with hook (ấ: acute accent with hook, Ấ: acute accent with hook majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ấ” represents a high rising tone in Vietnamese, with a rising pitch. “Ấ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. ầ and Ầ:
  • Name: Circumflex accent with hook (ầ: circumflex accent with hook, Ầ: circumflex accent with hook majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ầ” represents a mid-level falling tone in Vietnamese, with a falling pitch. “Ầ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. ắ and Ắ:
  • Name: Acute accent with horn (ắ: acute accent with horn, Ắ: acute accent with horn majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ắ” represents a high rising tone with glottalization in Vietnamese, with a creaky or glottalized quality. “Ắ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. ằ and Ằ:
  • Name: Grave accent with horn (ằ: grave accent with horn, Ằ: grave accent with horn majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ằ” represents a mid-level falling tone with glottalization in Vietnamese, with a creaky or glottalized quality. “Ằ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. ǡ and Ǡ:
  • Name: Latin small letter A with macron and acute (ǡ: lowercase, Ǡ: uppercase)
  • Pronunciation: “ǡ” is used in some linguistic contexts, with varying sounds. “Ǡ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in linguistic and phonetic descriptions.
  1. ǻ and Ǻ:
  • Name: Latin small letter A with ring above and acute (ǻ: lowercase, Ǻ: uppercase)
  • Pronunciation: “ǻ” represents a variation of the “a” sound with a ring above, found in some Nordic languages. “Ǻ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in some Nordic languages like Swedish, Danish.
  1. ǟ and Ǟ:
  • Name: Latin small letter A with diaeresis and acute (ǟ: lowercase, Ǟ: uppercase)
  • Pronunciation: “ǟ” represents a vowel sound with both diaeresis and acute accent, found in linguistic contexts. “Ǟ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in linguistic and phonetic descriptions.
  1. ẫ and Ẫ:
  • Name: Circumflex accent with tilde and hook (ẫ: circumflex accent with tilde and hook, Ẫ: circumflex accent with tilde and hook majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ẫ” represents a mid-level rising tone with nasalization in Vietnamese, with a nasal quality. “Ẫ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. ẵ and Ẵ:
  • Name: Tilde with hook (ẵ: tilde with hook, Ẵ: tilde with hook majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ẵ” represents a vowel sound with nasalization and a nasal quality in Vietnamese. “Ẵ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. ả and Ả:
  • Name: Hook above with circumflex accent (ả: hook above with circumflex accent, Ả: hook above with circumflex accent majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ả” represents a mid-level falling tone in Vietnamese. “Ả” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. ȁ and Ȁ:
  • Name: Latin small letter A with double grave (ȁ: lowercase, Ȁ: uppercase)
  • Pronunciation: “ȁ” represents a vowel sound with a double grave accent, found in some linguistic contexts. “Ȁ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in linguistic and phonetic descriptions.
  1. ȃ and Ȃ:
  • Name: Latin small letter A with inverted breve (ȃ: lowercase, Ȃ: uppercase)
  • Pronunciation: “ȃ” represents a vowel sound with an inverted breve accent, found in some linguistic contexts. “Ȃ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in linguistic and phonetic descriptions.
  1. ẩ and Ẩ:
  • Name: Hook above with circumflex accent (ẩ: hook above with circumflex accent, Ẩ: hook above with circumflex accent majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ẩ” represents a mid-level falling tone with glottalization in Vietnamese. “Ẩ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. ẳ and Ẳ:
  • Name: Horn with circumflex accent (ẳ: horn with circumflex accent, Ẳ: horn with circumflex accent majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ẳ” represents a high rising tone with glottalization in Vietnamese. “Ẳ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. ạ and Ạ:
  • Name: Dot below (ạ: dot below, Ạ: dot below majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ạ” represents a low vowel sound, similar to the “a” in English “cat.” “Ạ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in various languages and scripts, including Vietnamese.
  1. ḁ and Ḁ:
  • Name: Macron below (ḁ: macron below, Ḁ: macron below majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ḁ” represents a vowel sound with an elongated duration. “Ḁ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in linguistic and phonetic contexts.
  1. ậ and Ậ:
  • Name: Circumflex accent with dot below (ậ: circumflex accent with dot below, Ậ: circumflex accent with dot below majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ậ” represents a mid-level falling tone in Vietnamese. “Ậ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. ặ and Ặ:
  • Name: Dot below with circumflex accent (ặ: dot below with circumflex accent, Ặ: dot below with circumflex accent majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “ặ” represents a mid-level falling tone with glottalization in Vietnamese. “Ặ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in the Vietnamese script.
  1. æ and Æ:
  • Name: Ligature ae (æ: ligature ae, Æ: ligature AE majuscule)
  • Pronunciation: “æ” represents a diphthong sound, like the “a” in “cat” followed by “e” as in “bed.” “Æ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Found in languages like English, Latin, Old English, etc.
  1. ǽ and Ǽ:
  • Name: Latin small letter ae with acute (ǽ: lowercase, Ǽ: uppercase)
  • Pronunciation: “ǽ” represents a diphthong sound with an acute accent, found in Old English and some linguistic contexts. “Ǽ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Found in Old English and some linguistic descriptions.
  1. ǣ and Ǣ:
  • Name: Latin small letter ae with macron (ǣ: lowercase, Ǣ: uppercase)
  • Pronunciation: “ǣ” represents a diphthong sound with a macron accent, found in some linguistic contexts. “Ǣ” is the capitalized version with the same sound.
  • Usage: Used in Old English and some linguistic descriptions.

These accented letter “A” characters showcase the diversity of languages, sounds, and writing systems across the world. They play a crucial role in accurately representing phonetic nuances and linguistic variations in various languages and contexts. It’s important to note that the specific usage of accents and diacritical marks can vary within languages, writing systems and across dialects. The examples provided above highlight some of the common applications, but there may be variations and additional languages that use these accents with the letter “A.”

For the the complete list of the first 256 ASCII-based Windows Alt Codes, visit Windows Alt Codes for Special Characters & Symbols. For the Alt codes of other letters with accents or diacritical marks, grouped by letter or the language they are used in, visit Alt Codes for Latin Letters with Accents or Diacritical Marks used in Foreign Languages.