Listed below are the keyboard shortcuts or Windows ALT codes for letter B with accents. The accents on the letter B are also called accent marks, diacritics, or diacritical marks. There is a specific ALT code for each accented capital (uppercase / majuscule) letter B and each accented small (lowercase / minuscule) letter B, 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 B with accent to copy and paste into your document.
Usage of the various forms of the accented letter “B“
Here’s a guide on how the various accented letters “B” are pronounced, along with the languages, alphabets, or writing systems that use them:
- ḃ and Ḃ:
- Diacritical Mark: Dot above (Irish: ponc séimhithe)
- Pronunciation: In Irish Gaelic, “ḃ” represents a lenited (softened) “b” sound, pronounced like a regular “b” but with a slight aspiration. “Ḃ” represents the regular “b” sound.
- Languages/Alphabets: Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge).
- ƀ and Ƀ:
- Pronunciation: The exact pronunciation can vary. “ƀ” can represent a voiced bilabial fricative sound, and “Ƀ” might represent a similar sound.
- Languages/Alphabets: Used in some African languages and linguistic transcription systems.
- ɓ and Ɓ:
- Pronunciation: The lowercase “ɓ” represents a voiced bilabial implosive sound, while the uppercase “Ɓ” represents a voiced bilabial plosive sound.
- Languages/Alphabets: Used in African languages (e.g., Bantu languages) and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
- ḅ and Ḅ:
- Pronunciation: These can represent various phonetic sounds, possibly related to bilabial sounds.
- Languages/Alphabets: Used in some linguistic transcription systems.
- ḇ and Ḇ:
- Pronunciation: Used in linguistic transcription systems for specific phonetic sounds.
- Languages/Alphabets: Used in some linguistic notation systems.
- ƃ and Ƃ:
- Pronunciation: The lowercase “ƃ” represents a voiced bilabial fricative sound, and the uppercase “Ƃ” might represent a different phonetic sound.
- Languages/Alphabets: Used in linguistic transcription systems and historical scripts.
Please note that the pronunciation of these characters can vary depending on the specific linguistic context, alphabet, or transcription system being used. Additionally, the usage of these characters might extend beyond the examples provided here. Always refer to the specific linguistic or phonetic conventions of the language or system you’re working with to ensure accurate pronunciation and usage.
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.