The accents on “S” are diacritical marks used to indicate stress or placed over the letter to indicate a special pronunciation. The main use of the accent marks on the “S” letter is to change the sound or pronunciation of the letter.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to type the letter S with an accent on top of it using Microsoft Word. Depending on the Operating System you are working with, there are different methods for typing these accents for different documents. You’ll learn each of these methods in a jiffy.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Option 1: Type S with accent using Alt Code (for windows only)

To type the letter S with an accent in Word, press and hold the alt key, then type the alt code for that particular character. For example, press Alt+347 for ś (s with acute) or Alt+349 for ŝ (s with circumflex). This method requires that the numbers must be typed using the numeric keypad with the Num Lock turned on.

Capital Letter S with Accent
Small Letter s with Accent

The table below shows all the alt codes for each of the “s” with accent symbols – In lowercases and uppercases (i.e. small and capital letter S with accent marks).

Letter S with Accent DescriptionSymbol TextAlt Code
Small letter s with acuteśALT 347
Capital letter S with acuteŚALT 346
Small letter s with dot aboveALT 7777
Capital letter S with dot aboveALT 7776
Small letter s with circumflexŝALT 349
Capital letter S with circumflexŜALT 348
Small letter s with caronšALT 0154 or ALT 353
Capital letter S with caronŠALT 0138 or ALT 352
Small letter s with cedillaşALT 351
Capital letter S with cedillaŞALT 350
Small letter s with acute and dot aboveALT 7781
Capital letter S with acute and dot aboveALT 7780
Small letter s with caron and dot aboveALT 7783
Capital letter S with caron and dot aboveALT 7782
Small letter s with dot belowALT 7779
Capital letter S with dot belowALT 7778
Small letter s with comma belowșALT 537
Capital letter S with comma belowȘALT 536
Small letter s with dot below and dot aboveALT 7785
Capital letter S with dot below and dot aboveALT 7784
Small letter sharp s, eszett, scharfes sßALT 225 or ALT 0223
Capital letter sharp S, eszett, scharfes SALT 7838

Below is a step by step guide to type any of these S accented letters with the help of the alt codes in the table above.

  • First, open up the MS Word document where you want to type the letter S with the accent.
  • Turn on your Num Lock key. In other words, ensure that the keys on the numeric keypad are not disabled.
  • Press and hold the Alt key, and using the numeric keypad, type the alt code of the character you wish to type. The alt codes of the various letter S with accents are listed in the table above.
  • Now release the Alt key after typing the alt code on the numeric keypad.

NOTE: This option is only for Windows users.

Using Insert Symbol dialog

To insert the “s” with accent symbol using the insert symbol dialog box, obey the following instructions:

  • Open up your Word document and place the cursor where you want to insert the letter “s” with accent character.
  • On the Insert tab, go to Symbols > Symbol > More Symbols.
Go to Symbols>More Symbols
  • The Symbol dialog box will appear. Select Latin Extended-A from the “Subset:” drop-down list. This will display all the symbols under this category including lowercase and uppercase S with accents marks.
  • Locate the S accented letter you wish to insert and double-click on it. Alternatively, click to select your desired S with accent symbol and click on the Insert button to insert it into your document.
Inserting Letter S with Accent in Word
  • Close the dialog.

These are the steps you may use to insert these symbols in Word using the Insert Symbol dialog box.

Conclusion

These are the various ways you may type or insert the letter S with the Accent marks in Word.

Note that you can’t use the alt code method discussed above outside Microsoft Word.

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