Listed below are the keyboard shortcuts or Windows ALT codes for letter N with accents. The accents on the letter N are also called accent marks, diacritics, or diacritical marks. There is a specific ALT code for each accented capital (uppercase / majuscule) letter N and each accented small (lowercase / minuscule) letter N, 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 N with accent to copy and paste into your document.
The Latin letter N can be modified with various diacritical marks or accents to represent specific sounds or phonetic nuances in different languages. Here are a few examples:
- Ñ (N-tilde or Eñe): The letter Ñ, with a tilde (~) placed above it, called “Eñe,” is used in Spanish, Galician and other languages influenced by Spanish. It represents a palatal nasal sound (similar to “ny” in “canyon”). Examples include niño (child), mañana (tomorrow) and año (year).
- Ń (N-acute): The letter Ń, with an acute accent, is used in Polish, Kashubian, and other Slavic languages. It represents a nasal sound similar to the Spanish Ñ, such as in the Polish word “piękny” (beautiful).
- Ň (N-caron): The letter Ň, with a caron (ˇ) or háček, is used in Czech and Slovak. It represents a palatal nasal sound, similar to the Spanish Ñ or Polish Ń. Examples include Ňadro (core) and Ňuchat (to sniff).
- Ņ (N-cedilla): The letter Ņ, with a cedilla (¸), is used in Latvian. It represents a velarized alveolar nasal sound. Examples include Ņemt (to take) and Ņuņģis (nail).
- Ṇ (N-dot below): The letter Ṇ, with a dot below, is used in some African languages, including Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. It represents a nasal sound, similar to the English “n,” but with more nasalization. Examples include Ṇan (mother) and Agṇa (fire).
These are just a few examples of the Latin letter N modified with diacritical marks. The specific usage of these modified N characters may vary in terms of pronunciation and language-specific rules.
It’s important to note that diacritical marks can significantly affect the pronunciation and meaning of words in their respective languages.
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.