Alt Codes for Letter E with Accents

Listed below are the keyboard shortcuts or Windows Alt codes for letter E with accents. The accents on the letter E are also called accent marks, diacritics, or diacritical marks. There is a specific Alt code for each accented capital (uppercase / majuscule) letter E and each accented small (lowercase / minuscule) letter E, 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 E with accent to copy and paste into your document.

WP Data Tables

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

Here’s a guide on the names, pronunciation, and phonetic and linguistic values of the various letter “E” characters with accents or diacritics, along with the languages, alphabets, or writing systems that use them:

  1. é and É:
  • Diacritical Mark: Acute accent (French: accent aigu)
  • Pronunciation: “é” represents a high front vowel sound, similar to the “ay” sound in English “say.” “É” represents the same sound in its capitalized form.
  • Languages/Alphabets: French, Portuguese, Hungarian, Catalan, Spanish, and more.
  1. è and È:
  • Diacritical Mark: Grave accent (French: accent grave)
  • Pronunciation: “è” represents a mid open-mid front vowel sound, similar to the “e” sound in English “bed.” “È” represents the same sound in its capitalized form.
  • Languages/Alphabets: French, Italian, Catalan, Vietnamese, and more.
  1. ė and Ė:
  • Diacritical Mark: Dot above (Lithuanian: ogonek)
  • Pronunciation: “ė” represents a mid central vowel sound, similar to the “e” sound in English “hurt.” “Ė” represents the same sound in its capitalized form.
  • Languages/Alphabets: Lithuanian.
  1. ê and Ê:
  • Diacritical Mark: Circumflex accent (French: accent circonflexe)
  • Pronunciation: “ê” represents a mid open-mid front unrounded vowel sound, similar to the “e” sound in Portuguese “pé.” “Ê” represents the same sound in its capitalized form.
  • Languages/Alphabets: Vietnamese, Portuguese (borrowed words).
  1. ë and Ë:
  • Diacritical Mark: Diaeresis or umlaut (French: tréma)
  • Pronunciation: “ë” represents a mid central unrounded vowel sound, similar to the “e” sound in French “peur.” “Ë” represents the same sound in its capitalized form.
  • Languages/Alphabets: Albanian, Dutch, Luxembourgish, and more.
  1. ě and Ě:
  • Diacritical Mark: Caron or háček (Czech: háček)
  • Pronunciation: In Czech and Slovak, “ě” represents a mid front unrounded vowel sound, similar to the “e” sound in French “fête.” “Ě” represents the same sound in its capitalized form.
  • Languages/Alphabets: Czech, Slovak.
  1. ĕ and Ĕ:
  • Diacritical Mark: Breve (Romanian: brâu)
  • Pronunciation: In Romanian, “ĕ” represents a mid central unrounded vowel sound, similar to the “e” sound in English “hurt.” “Ĕ” represents the same sound in its capitalized form.
  • Languages/Alphabets: Romanian.
  1. ē and Ē:
  • Diacritical Mark: Macron
  • Pronunciation: “ē” represents a long mid front vowel sound, similar to the “ay” sound in English “say.” “Ē” represents the same sound in its capitalized form.
  • Languages/Alphabets: Latin, Latvian.
  1. ẽ and Ẽ:
  • Diacritical Mark: Tilde (Portuguese: til)
  • Pronunciation: In Portuguese, “ẽ” represents a nasalized mid open-mid front vowel sound.
  • Languages/Alphabets: Portuguese.
  1. ę and Ę:
  • Diacritical Mark: Ogonek (Polish: ogonek)
  • Pronunciation: In Polish, “ę” represents a nasalized mid open-mid front vowel sound.
  • Languages/Alphabets: Polish.
  1. ȩ and Ȩ, ɇ and Ɇ, ế and Ế, ề and Ề, ḗ and Ḗ, ḕ and Ḕ, ễ and Ễ, ḝ and Ḝ:
  • Pronunciation: These characters might represent specific phonetic sounds in linguistic contexts.
  • Languages/Alphabets: Limited use in certain linguistic or historical contexts.
  1. ẻ and Ẻ, ȅ and Ȅ, ȇ and Ȇ, ể and Ể, ẹ and Ẹ, ḙ and Ḙ, ḛ and Ḛ, ệ and Ệ:
  • Pronunciation: These characters might represent specific phonetic sounds in linguistic contexts.
  • Languages/Alphabets: Limited use in certain linguistic or historical contexts.

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.