Capital Letter Ae (Æ)
Codes for the "Capital-Letter-Ae" SymbolClick on a to copy its contents.
"Ae" ExplainedThe letter combination "Ae" is used in various languages to represent different sounds, and it is typically a digraph consisting of the letters "A" and "E" written together. Here are ten examples of how the "Ae" letter combination is used in different languages:
- In English, "Ae" is sometimes used as an archaic spelling of the diphthong "ai" in words like "aether" or "mediaeval."
- In German, "Ae" is used to represent the vowel sound "ä" in certain words. For example, the word "Mäuse" (mice) is sometimes written as "Maeuse."
- In Ancient Greek, "Ae" (Αι) represents the diphthong "ai," which is pronounced as a long "e" sound. For example, the word "αἰών" (aeon) is pronounced as "ee-on."
- In Welsh, "Ae" is used to represent a diphthong sound that is a combination of "a" and "e" sounds. For example, the word "taith" (journey) is sometimes written as "taeith."
- In Danish, "Ae" is used as a letter in the Danish alphabet, where it represents a vowel sound that is a combination of "a" and "e" sounds.
- In Dutch, "Ae" is a ligature that is used instead of the two separate letters "A" and "E" in certain words, such as "naäpen" (monkey).
- In Swedish, "Ae" is sometimes used as an alternative spelling of the letter combination "Ä" to represent the sound of a short "e" followed by a long "a."
- In Icelandic, "Ae" is used to represent the vowel sound "æ" in certain words. For example, the word "hætta" (danger) is sometimes written as "haetta."
- In Scots, "Ae" is sometimes used as an alternative spelling of the letter "A" to represent the sound of a short "a" sound.
- In Catalan, "Ae" is sometimes used in loanwords to represent the sound of the letter "e" in words like "software."
Alternative NamesAlternative names for the "Ae" letter combination include "ash," "æsc," or "æ." These names are derived from the Old English rune "æsc," which means "ash tree." In some contexts, it is also referred to as a "ligature" or "diphthong," depending on the language and sound it represents.
Test Your Knowledge of the Accented LettersHere is a quick quiz to test your knowledge of the accented letters.
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How To Insert the Æ Symbol
(Method 1) Copy and paste the symbol.Click on the Æ symbol from the table above. Press the "Copy" button, and then paste the symbol into your document.
(Method 2) Use the "Alt Code."The Alt Code for Æ is Alt 198. If you have a keyboard with a numeric pad, you can use this method. Simply hold down the Alt Key and type 198. When you lift the Alt Key, Æ appears. ("Num Lock" must be on.)
(Method 3) Use the HTML Decimal Code (for webpages).
(Method 4) Use the HTML Entity Code (for webpages).
(Method 5) Use the CSS Code (for webpages).
|CSS and HTML Text||Output|
(Method 6) Use the HTML Hex Code (for webpages and HTML canvas).
const x = "0x"+"C6"|
ctx.fillText(String.fromCodePoint(x), 5, 5);
[Hold down Alt]
(Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
|let str = "\u00C6"|
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
|My symbol: Æ|
(Method 8) Use an Image (for various).
|<img src = "myImg.png"/>||Æ|
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