U Acute Alt Code: Typing Accents with Alt Code Shortcuts

If you don’t feel like typing, you can use the button below to copy and paste the u acute symbol.

However, if you just want to learn how you can type this symbol on the keyboard, below are the alt codes and shortcuts to help you type both lowercase and uppercase “u” with the acute accent mark over it.

Uppercase U AcuteÚ
Lowercase u Acuteú
Capital Ú Acute Alt Code0218
Small ú Acute Alt Code0250
Capital Ú Acute ShortcutAlt+0218
Small ú Acute ShortcutAlt+0250
U Acute Shortcut – Mac[OPTION]+[e] then u
typing u acute with shortcuts and alt codes

To get the U Acute symbol using the alt code:

  1. Place your insertion pointer where you need to insert the symbol.
  2. Press down the Alt key.
  3. Type the U Acute Alt code (0250 for lowercase ú and 0218 for uppercase Ú) using the numeric keypad, whilst still holding on to the Alt key.
  4. Then release the Alt key to make ú or Ú sign.

Related Post: How to type Accents on Windows and Mac

More About Using Alt Codes

Alt codes are used to type symbols and characters that do not have a dedicated key on the keyboard in personal computers running the Microsoft Operating systems. You use this method to type by pressing and holding the Alt key while typing the alt code (a number that identifies the character), using the keyboard numeric keypad.

For Example, to make the ú sign using the lowercase u Acute (ú) Alt code of 0250: first, ensure that your NumLock is turned on, then press and hold the alt key while you type the alt code number that identifies the symbol, which is 0250, on the numeric keypad. Then release the Alt key.

Other operating systems like the Mac OS have a similar or extended form of this Alt code feature which I’ll explain soon.

Rules for using the U Acute Alt Code

  • You must press and hold the Alt key before typing the Alt code that identifies the ú or Ú sign.
  • You must use the numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard to type the ú or Ú alt code.
  • Since you are using the numeric keypad, the NumLock must be turned on. Turning off the NumLock means the numeric keypad is disabled, and hence no numbers can be typed using the num pad.
  • If you are using a laptop without the numeric keypad, you should first turn on the hidden numeric keypad. On most laptops, you can turn this on by pressing Fn+NmLk keys simultaneously. Not all laptops have the hidden numeric keypad. If it seems like you, then you cannot use the alt code method to type either lowercase or uppercase U Acute sign with your laptop unless you connect an external keyboard that has a numeric keypad.
  • You should also understand that not all symbols can be typed with the alt code depending on the document you are working on. Some of the alt codes work only in Microsoft Word. However, the u acute alt codes work anywhere on Windows including in your browser.

U Acute alt code for mac

The U Acute alt code shortcut for mac is [OPTION]+[e] then u.

Obey the following steps to type any letter with the acute accent mark on top of it:

  • First of all, press [Option]+[e] on your keyboard.
  • Then press the letter to be accented. In this case press u.

For example, to type ú (small u with Acute), on your keyboard press and release Option+E simultaneously, then type u. The letter ú should be inserted for you. The same technique can be used to type other acute letters.

U acute on Mac keyboard

The alt code method of typing symbols is very popular on the Windows operating system.

However, the way you use alt codes on Windows is very different from that of Mac. Most people even think that it’s impossible to use alt code shortcuts in Mac.

As you may already know, the standard apple keyboard also has two alt keys. They are named as Options or with a small “alt” label. Though, some of the newest Apple keyboards such as the Magic Keyboard no longer include the “alt” label. The Option key also being the Alt key on the apple keyboard means that it can be used as an Alt key with non-Mac software.

Does it mean that you can press down the Alt key whilst you press the U Acute alt code on your Mac keyboard?

No please.

Apple has its way of doing things. So instead of using the alt key with difficult-to-remember number codes like Microsoft Word, they combined the alt key with some other keys that will make shortcuts easy to remember.

So, if you want the ú Alt code for Mac, then it is the shortcut you may already know, which is [OPTION]+[e] then u.

Using U Acute Alt code in an Excel function

NOTE: If you are on windows, you can use the alt code method discussed above to type the U Acute signs anywhere including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The CHAR function discussed in this section is just another way of getting the symbol in Excel with the alt code.

The CHAR function is an Excel function that works with Alt codes. This function is a built-in function that returns the character or symbol based on the alt code or ASCII value.

Obey the following instructions to use the char function to make the U Acute in Excel.

  1. Step #1: Click in the cell that will contain the U Acute symbol.
  2. Step #2: Type =CHAR(0250) for lowercase ú or =CHAR(0218) for uppercase Ú. The number 0250 is the lowercase alt code for “U Acute” and 0218 is the uppercase alt code. Don’t forget to type an equal sign before the formula.
  3. Step #3: Press Enter.
u acute in Excel

Abdulai Abarika

My name is Abdulai Abarika , and I am the person behind this blog. I am a lifelong learner that is constantly fascinated by technology. I believe that fundamentally, all computer users are typists. So, learning how to type was the first step I took when I first decided to learn about technology. This blog is about teaching you how to type the symbols or characters hidden on the keyboard.

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