Listed below are the keyboard shortcuts or Windows ALT codes for letter S with accents. The accents on the letter S are also called accent marks, diacritics, or diacritical marks. There is a specific ALT code for each accented capital (uppercase / majuscule) letter S and each accented small (lowercase / minuscule) letter S, 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 S with accent to copy and paste into your document.
In the standard Latin alphabet, the letter “S” itself does not have any diacritical marks or accents associated with it. The letter “S” is used as is in most languages that use the Latin script, representing the sound /s/ as in “sit,” “sun,” or “sea.”
However, there are a few languages and transliteration systems that use modified versions of the letter “S” with diacritical marks to represent specific phonetic sounds or to differentiate it from the standard /s/ sound. Here are a few examples:
- Š or š: The letter “Š” (uppercase) and “š” (lowercase) are used in some languages to represent the voiceless postalveolar fricative sound /ʃ/ (the “sh” sound as in “shoe”). For example, in Czech, Slovak, and Slovenian, “Š” is a distinct letter, and it represents this specific sound.
- Ṣ or ṣ: In some transliteration systems, a dot placed beneath the letter “Ṣ” (uppercase) and “ṣ” (lowercase) represents the voiceless retroflex sibilant sound /ʂ/ found in languages such as Hindi and various African languages.
- Ś or ś: The letter “Ś” (uppercase) and “ś” (lowercase) are used in languages like Polish to represent the voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative sound /ɕ/, which is similar to the sound of the English “sh” in “she.”
It’s important to note that the use of diacritical marks with the letter “S” is relatively limited, and the standard form of the letter “S” (without diacritics) is the most commonly used in the majority of languages that utilize the Latin script. The diacritical marks on the letter “S” are mainly specific to certain languages or phonetic transcription systems and may not be widely encountered in everyday writing and communication.
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.