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Capital Letter Ae (Æ)

Codes for the "Capital-Letter-Ae" Symbol

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Formal Name:
Latin Capital Letter Ae
The symbol:
Æ
The Alt Code:
Alt 198
The HTML Code:
Æ
HTML Entity:
Æ
CSS Code:
\00C6
Hex Code:
Æ
Unicode:
U+00C6
Latin-Capital-Letter-Ae

"Ae" Explained

The 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 Names

Alternative 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.

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Video Explaining How to Insert Special Symbols

This video explains 7 ways to insert a special symbol into an MS Office application (e.g., Word) or a website using HTML, CSS, or JavaScript:

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).

HTML TextOutput
ÆÆ

(Method 4) Use the HTML Entity Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput
ÆÆ

(Method 5) Use the CSS Code (for webpages).

CSS and HTML TextOutput
<style>
span:after {
content: "\00C6";}
</style>
<span>Symbol:</span>
Symbol: Æ

(Method 6) Use the HTML Hex Code (for webpages and HTML canvas).

HTML TextOutput
&#xC6;Æ
On the assumption that you already have your canvas and the context set up, use the Hex code in the format 0xC6 to place the Æ symbol on your canvas. For example:
JavaScript Text
const x = "0x"+"C6"
ctx.fillText(String.fromCodePoint(x), 5, 5);
Output

Æ

(Method 7) Use the Unicode (for various, e.g. Microsoft Office, JavaScript, Perl).

The Unicode for Æ is U+00C6. The important part is the hexadecimal number after the U+, which is used in various formats. For example, in Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint), do the following:
TypeOutput
00C6
[Hold down Alt]
[Press x]
Æ
(Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u00C6. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u00C6"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: Æ

(Method 8) Use an Image (for various).

HTML TextOutput
<img src = "myImg.png"/>Æ

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