Listed below are the keyboard shortcuts or Windows ALT codes for letter R with accents. The accents on the letter R are also called accent marks, diacritics, or diacritical marks. There is a specific ALT code for each accented capital (uppercase / majuscule) letter R and each accented small (lowercase / minuscule) letter R, 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 R with accent to copy and paste into your document.
In the standard Latin alphabet, the letter “R” itself does not have diacritical marks or accents in most languages. However, there are a few languages and transliteration systems that use modified versions of the letter “R” with diacritical marks to represent specific phonetic sounds or to differentiate it from the standard /r/ sound. Here are a couple of examples:
- French: In French, the letter “R” is pronounced differently from English. It can be pronounced as a uvular fricative sound /ʁ/ or a guttural sound /ʀ/. While the standard letter “R” does not have any diacritical marks, the pronunciation of “R” in French is distinctive.
- Portuguese: In European Portuguese, the letter “R” can have various pronunciations depending on its position in a word. It can be pronounced as an alveolar tap /ɾ/ or a uvular trill /ʀ/. Again, the standard letter “R” does not have diacritical marks, but the pronunciation varies.
- African reference alphabet (ARA): The ARA system is used for some African languages, and in this system, the letter Ʀ (R with a hook) is used to represent a voiced uvular fricative sound.
It’s important to note that the usage of the letter “R” with diacritical marks is relatively limited, and the vast majority of languages using the Latin script do not employ any diacritical marks with this letter. In most languages, the standard letter “R” represents the sound /r/ as in “run,” “car,” or “red,” without any diacritic modifications.
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.