Listed below are the keyboard shortcuts or Windows ALT codes for letter Z with accents. The accents on the letter Z are also called accent marks, diacritics, or diacritical marks. There is a specific ALT code for each accented capital (uppercase / majuscule) letter Z and each accented small (lowercase / minuscule) letter Z, 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 Z with accent to copy and paste into your document.
In the standard Latin alphabet, the letter “Z” itself does not have any diacritical marks or accents associated with it. The letter “Z” is used as is in most languages that use the Latin script, representing the sound /z/ as in “zebra,” “zero,” or “zone.”
However, there are some languages and transliteration systems that use modified versions of the letter “Z” with diacritical marks to represent specific sounds or to differentiate it from the standard /z/ sound.
One example is the Romanization of certain Slavic languages, where the letter “Z” can be modified with a caron (ˇ) to represent a different sound, known as the voiced postalveolar fricative (/ʒ/). This sound is similar to the “s” sound in the English word “measure” or the “g” sound in the French word “genre.” In these languages, the letter “Ž” (Z with caron) represents the /ʒ/ sound.
- In Czech, “žena” means “woman” and is pronounced as /ʒɛna/.
- In Slovenian, “živeti” means “to live” and is pronounced as /ʒivɛti/.
It’s important to note that the use of diacritical marks with the letter “Z” is relatively limited, and most languages that use the Latin script do not employ any diacritical marks with this letter. The standard letter “Z” (without diacritics) is widely used in languages such as English, Spanish, German, Italian, and many others.
Overall, the use of the letter “Z” with accents or diacritical marks is not widespread, and it is more typical to encounter the standard form of the letter “Z” in the majority of languages that utilize the Latin script. The modified “Z” with diacritics is mainly found in specific linguistic contexts, particularly in certain Slavic 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.