Alt Codes for Letter W with Accents

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

WP Data Tables

In the standard Latin alphabet, the letter “W” itself does not have any diacritical marks or accents associated with it. The letter “W” is used as is in most languages that use the Latin script, including English, German, French, and others.

The letter “W” is a unique letter in the Latin alphabet, as it was not part of the original classical Latin alphabet. It was introduced into the Latin script later in history, primarily to represent sounds not present in classical Latin. In English, for example, “W” represents a consonant sound (/w/) as in “water” or “well.”

While the letter “W” does not have diacritical marks or accents in the standard Latin script, there are a few cases where modified versions of “W” or additional characters are used in some languages and transliteration systems. However, these instances are relatively rare and are not associated with diacritical marks.

For example:

  1. In Welsh, the letter “W” is considered a separate vowel and represents a sound similar to the English “oo” in “food” or “cool.” In Welsh, “W” is a letter in its own right and not modified with diacritical marks.
  2. In certain German dialects or historical contexts, a letter called “W with a tail” (Ɯ or ʬ) was used to represent the sound of “v” or “w.” However, this usage is archaic and not part of the standard Latin alphabet.

Overall, the standard letter “W” is used without diacritical marks or accents in the majority of languages that use the Latin script. It represents the consonant sound /w/ in various languages and is an integral part of their writing systems.

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.