Alt Codes for Letter Y with Accents

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

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In the standard Latin alphabet, the letter “Y” itself does not have any diacritical marks or accents associated with it. The letter “Y” is used as is in most languages that use the Latin script, representing various sounds depending on the language.

However, there are a few languages and transliteration systems that use modified versions of the letter “Y” with diacritical marks to represent specific phonetic sounds or to indicate different letters or sounds borrowed from other scripts.

One example is the Romanization of the Cyrillic alphabet for some Slavic languages. In some systems, the letter Ў (Cyrillic short U) is transliterated as “Y” in the Latin script. The Ў represents a sound similar to the English “w,” and using “Y” as a transliteration is meant to approximate this sound.

Another example is the use of “Y” with diacritics in some Native American languages. In some systems for transcribing these languages, modified versions of the letter “Y” with diacritical marks may be used to represent specific sounds unique to those languages.

It’s important to note that the use of diacritical marks with the letter “Y” is relatively uncommon, and most languages that use the Latin script do not employ any diacritical marks with this letter. The standard letter “Y” (without diacritics) is widely used in languages such as English, Spanish, French, German, and many others.

In summary, the use of the letter “Y” with accents or diacritics is limited and mainly found in specific transliteration systems and linguistic contexts for certain languages, particularly when representing sounds not standard in the Latin script. The standard letter “Y” represents various sounds in most languages using the Latin script.

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.