The accents on the letter ‘n’ are diacritical marks used to indicate stress or to indicate a special pronunciation. They are primarily used to change the sound value or pronunciation of the letter.
This guide will teach you how to type ‘n’ with an accent on top of it on any Mac or Windows PC keyboard. There are different methods for putting these accents on letters depending on the Operating System and type of document you are working with. You’ll pick up each of these techniques in no time.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
Option 1: Type N with Accent using Alt Code in Word (for Windows)
To type the letter ‘n’ with an accent on the Windows keyboard, open up your Microsoft Word document, then hold down the alt key and type the alt code for ‘n’ with accent letter. For example, to type N with a Squiggle or tilde Accent, simply press Alt + 164 for ñ (lowercase) or Alt + 165 for Ñ (uppercase).
However, this method necessitates the use of the numeric keypad with the Num Lock function activated. If your keyboard doesn’t have this separate numeric keypad, check the next options which also teaches how to get these characters.
The table below contains all of the alt codes for each of the ‘n’ with accent letters – both lowercase and uppercase (i.e. small and capital N with Accents marks).
NOTE: Apart from the N with Squiggle Alt Code which works anywhere on Windows, the rest of the Alt Codes works only in Microsoft Word. So be sure to launch your MS Word document, type the character and copy and paste wherever you need it.
|Description||N With Accents||Alt Code||Unicode Code|
|Lowercase n with tilde||ñ||ALT 164||U+00F1|
|Uppercase N with a tilde||Ñ||ALT 165||U+00D1|
|Lowercase n with acute||ń||ALT 324||U+0144|
|Uppercase N with acute||Ń||ALT 323||U+0143|
|Lowercase n with grave||ǹ||ALT 505||U+01F9|
|Uppercase N with grave||Ǹ||ALT 504||U+01F8|
|Lowercase n with dot above||ṅ||ALT 7749||U+1E45|
|Uppercase N with dot above||Ṅ||ALT 7748||U+1E44|
|Lowercase n with caron||ň||ALT 328||U+0148|
|Uppercase N with caron||Ň||ALT 327||U+0147|
|Lowercase n with cedilla||ņ||ALT 326||U+0146|
|Uppercase N with cedilla||Ņ||ALT 325||U+0145|
|Lowercase n with a left hook||ɲ||ALT 626||U+0272|
|Uppercase N with a left hook||Ɲ||ALT 413||U+019D|
|Lowercase n with long right leg||ƞ||ALT 414||U+019E|
|Uppercase N with long right leg||Ƞ||ALT 544||U+0220|
|Lowercase n with a dot below||ṇ||ALT 7751||U+1E47|
|Uppercase N with a dot below||Ṇ||ALT 7750||U+1E46|
|Lowercase n with circumflex below||ṋ||ALT 7755||U+1E4B|
|Uppercase N with circumflex below||Ṋ||ALT 7754||U+1E4A|
|Lowercase n with a line below||ṉ||ALT 7753||U+1E49|
|Uppercase N with a line below||Ṉ||ALT 7752||U+1E48|
|Lowercase nj||ǌ||ALT 460||U+01CC|
|Uppercase NJ||Ǌ||ALT 458||U+01CA|
|Uppercase N with small letter j||ǋ||ALT 459||U+01CB|
|Lowercase eng (engma, angma)||ŋ||ALT 331||U+014B|
|Uppercase ENG (engma, angma)||Ŋ||ALT 330||U+014A|
The following is a step-by-step guide for typing any of these ‘n accented letters’ using the alt codes and Unicode listed in the table above.
- To begin, open the document in which you want to type the ‘N with accent’. It should be Microsoft Word or it may not work.
- Turn on your Num Lock key. In other words, be certain that the numeric keypad’s keys are not disabled.
- Hold down the Alt key and type the alt code of the character you want using the numeric keypad. The table above contains the alt codes for the various ‘n’ letters with Accent marks.
- After typing the alt code on the numeric keypad, release the Alt key.
NOTE: This option is only available to Windows users. Refer to the following option to type N with Accents on a Mac PC, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Related: How to type A with Accent Marks
Option 2: insert N with Accent in Word
NOTE: You can easily type “N with Accents” on Word using the method in Option 1 (Alt code for windows). However, if you want to explore more ways to get these characters into your Word document, keep learning.
Aside from using the alt code method, there is also another way to insert the ‘n’ with accent marks in Microsoft Word. It involved using the insert symbol dialog box.
Let’s see how this method also works.
Using Insert Symbol dialog
To insert the ‘n’ letters with accent marks 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 ‘n’ letter with accent mark on top.
- On the Insert tab, go to Symbols > Symbol > More Symbols.
- The Symbol dialog box will appear. Select Latin-1 Supplement from the “Subset:” drop-down list. This will display all the symbols under this category including lowercase and uppercase N with Accent symbols.
- Locate the accented letter you wish to insert and double-click on it. Alternatively, click to select your desired symbol or character and click on the Insert button to insert it into your document.
- Close the dialog.
These are the steps you may use to insert these symbols in Word using the Insert Symbol dialog box.
Option 3: insert N with Accent in Excel
If you are using a Windows PC, you can easily type or insert any accented ‘n’ letter in Excel using the previous methods.
However, if you are looking for another way to achieve this specifically in Excel, keep going.
To insert N with Accents in Excel:
- Launch Excel.
- Select the cell that will contain the character you wish to type.
- On the Insert tab, click on the Symbols drop-down button and select Symbol from the list.
- The Symbols Dialog box will appear. From the “Subset:” drop down list, select Latin-1 Supplement. All the symbols under this group will appear including all lowercase and uppercase N with Accents.
- Click to select the particular N with Accent you want to insert, then click on the Insert button. Alternatively, double click on the symbol to insert it into your Excel document.
These are all the steps you need to insert any of the ‘n’ letters with accents on top.
Option 4: insert N with Accent in PowerPoint
If you want another way to perform this task specifically in MS PowerPoint, keep exploring below.
To insert N with Accent symbols in PowerPoint:
- Open your PowerPoint document.
- Place the insertion pointer on the slide that will contain the N with Accent symbol.
- Go to the Insert tab on the ribbon.
- Click on the Symbols button to launch the Symbol dialog box.
- The Symbol dialog box will appear. From the “Subset” drop-down list, select Latin-1 Supplement. You should see all the accented characters under this category of symbols.
- Select the N with the particular accent you wish to insert and click on the Insert button. Otherwise, just double-click on the symbol you want to insert into your PowerPoint document.
- Close the dialog.
These are the steps you need to be able to insert the N with Accent symbol in Microsoft PowerPoint using the Insert symbol dialog.
Option 6: Copy and Paste N with Accent
Another easy way you can get the N with Accent symbols on any PC (whether Windows or Mac) is to use my favorite method: copy and paste.
All you have to do is to copy the symbol from somewhere like a web page or the character map for windows users, and head over to where you need the symbol (say in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), then hit Ctrl+V to paste.
The table above contains the N with Accent symbols for you to copy and paste into your Word document. Just select your desired symbol and press Ctrl+C to copy, switch over to your document, place your insertion pointer at the desired location, and press Ctrl+V to paste.
You can also use the Character Map to copy and paste any symbol or character on Windows. It contains every symbol or character you can think of. Obey the following instructions on how to use the Character Map on any Windows PC.
- Click on the Start button and search for Character Map. The Character Map app will appear in the search results, click on it to open.
- The Character Map dialog will appear.
- Select the N with Accent symbol you want by double-clicking on it, it should appear in the Character to copy: field, then click on the Copy button to copy the symbol.
- Switch to your document where you want to paste the copied symbol, place the insertion pointer at the desired location and press Ctrl+V to paste.
This is how you may use the Character Map dialog to copy and paste any symbol on Windows PC.
Among all these several options to type the N with Accent letters, I think using the alt code method for Windows is the fastest provided you know the alt code of that particular character you want to type.
If you often use these accented letters, you should consider making a cheat sheet for your reference.
Using the keyboard shortcut to type N with an accent is also a handy method for Mac users.
However, you can also use a mouse-based approach if you are inserting these symbols in any of the Office programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.