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How to Type U With Accent Alt Code (ù,ú,û,ü,Ù,Ú,Û,Ü) [+ Keyboard Shortcuts]

Using the “u with accent alt code”, you can type any u character with an accent mark over it using the keyboard (whether lowercase: ù,ú,û,ü or uppercase: Ù,Ú,Û,Ü).

Alt codes are designed for typing symbols that do not have a dedicated key on the keyboard. You can type these symbols or characters by pressing and holding the Alt key while typing the symbol’s alt code using the numeric keypad.

u with accent alt code

The table below shows all the alt codes for each of the “u” letters with the accent marks – In both lowercase and uppercase (small and capital u with accents).

DescriptionCharacterAlt Code
Capital U with Acute AccentÚAlt 0218
Small u with Acute AccentúAlt 0250
Capital U with Grave AccentÙAlt 0217
Small u with Grave AccentùAlt 0249
Capital U Circumflex AccentÛAlt 0219
Small u with CircumflexûAlt 0251
Capital U with Umlaut AccentÜAlt 0220
Small u with Umlaut AccentüAlt 0252
lowercase e with umlaut
Small u with umlaut
Uppercase u with umlaut accent
Capital u with umlaut accent

Follow the instructions below to type the u with an accent mark over it on any Windows keyboard using the alt codes in the above table. Let’s illustrate using the capital U with umlaut accent alt code (0220). The “u” umlaut character is also known as u with two dots.

  • Step 1: Place your insertion pointer where you need to type the u with accent symbol.
  • Step 2: Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard.
  • Step 3: While still holding on to the Alt key, using the numeric keypad, type the u umlaut alt code (0252 for lowercase ü and 0220 for uppercase Ü). You can refer to the above table for all the various u with accent alt codes.
  • Step 4: Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code to immediately insert the symbol.
u umlaut (u with two dots) alt code illustration

Note that you must use the numeric keypad when typing the alt code. You must also turn on your NumLock key to be able to use the numeric keypad. If you are using a Laptop that does not have the numeric keypad, you can press Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously to turn on the hidden numeric keypad for laptops with smaller keyboards.

This is how you may use the Alt Code method to type the various “u” letters with the accent mark using the keyboard.

NOTE: You can use these alt codes to type the u with two dots symbol or character anywhere on your Windows PC including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and even on your browser like Google Docs.

Copy and Paste u Accents

Use the following buttons to copy and paste the various u accented characters.

U Umlaut (u with two dots)

u umlaut alt code is 0252. To type this character (ü), press and hold the alt key whilst you type the alt code for u with two dots.

U with Grave

u with grave accent alt code is 0249. To type this character (ù), press and hold the alt key whilst you type the alt code for u grave.

U with Acute

u with acute accent alt code is 0250. To type this character (ù), press and hold the alt key whilst you type the alt code for u acute.

U with Circumflex

u with circumflex accent alt code is 0251. To type this character (ù), press and hold the alt key whilst you type the alt code for u circumflex.

Other Ways to Insert U with An Accent in Various Applications

Sure, let’s simplify the introduction for a teenage audience:

So, we’ve learned how to create “u” with cool accent marks using the Alt code trick and a simple copy-paste method.

But now, it’s time to put these fancy characters to use in the apps you use every day, like Microsoft Word and Google Docs.

We’ll show you the easy-peasy way to add these special “u” characters to your documents and spreadsheets, making your schoolwork or creative projects stand out.

Let’s get started and make your text pop with style!

How to do U with Accent in Word

If you’re not too keen on using the keyboard, there’s another super easy way to get that fancy “u” with accent marks in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

We’re going to break it down step by step using Microsoft Word as an example (but remember, you can do the same thing in Excel and PowerPoint too).

  • Step 1: Open up Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
  • Step 2: Put your cursor right where you want the “u with an accent” character.
  • Step 3: Now, go to the “Insert” tab. It’s up at the top.
Go to the Insert tab
  • Step 4: In the “Insert” tab, you’ll see a bunch of stuff, and one of those things is the “Symbols” button. Click on that, and a menu will pop down. Pick “More Symbols” from that menu.
More Symbols
  • Step 5: When you do that, a window with a ton of symbols will appear. Don’t worry; we’re not searching through all of them. We’re just looking for the “u” with accent symbols.
  • Step 6: To find it quickly, use the “Subset” dropdown list (it’s like a filter) to pick the right category. You can find some of the “u” with accent letters in the “Latin-1 Supplement” group.
  • Step 7: Once you spot the particular “u” with the accent you want, just double-click on it. Bam! It’s in your document. Or, you can click “Insert” to do the same thing.
  • Step 8: Lastly, close that symbol window.

Now, if you follow these steps, you can insert these cool accented “u” symbols (or any other symbols or characters not on your keyboard) with ease. Pretty neat, right? 😎

How to Insert U with Accent Marks in Google Docs

Putting the “u” with accent marks symbols into your Google Docs is a breeze, and you’ve got a couple of ways to do it, depending on what you like. But the easiest way? That’s the Google Docs Special Characters menu.

Let’s see how it’s done:

  • Step 1: First things first, open Google Docs. If you’re not there yet, just open your web browser, go to docs.google.com, and start a new document or open one you already have.
  • Step 3: At the tip-top of your screen, you’ll see a menu called “Insert.” Click on it.
  • Step 4: A drop-down menu will show up. Hover your mouse over “Special characters,” and click on it.
Opening-Google-Docs-Special-Characters-Window
  • Step 5: A box with all kinds of special characters will pop up on the right side of your document.
  • Step 6: In the search bar inside that box, type “u with.” This will make all the “u” with accent marks appear.
  • Step 7: Take a look through those characters and find the one with the accent mark you want. When you see it, click on it.
insert u with accent symbols in Google Docs

Ta-da! Your “u” with the accent mark will pop right into your document where your cursor is hanging out.

See? No sweat! You’ve just added a “u” with an accent mark to your Google Docs like a pro. 😎

Click here to learn more about using alt codes.

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