Capital Letter E with Caron (Ě)

Codes for the "Capital-Letter-E-with-Caron" Symbol

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Formal Name:
Latin Capital Letter E with Caron
The symbol:
The Alt Code:
Alt 282
The HTML Code:
HTML Entity:
CSS Code:
Hex Code:

"E" with Caron Explained

The letter E with caron (ě), also known as E caron or E hacek, is a letter of the Latin alphabet used in several languages, including Czech, Slovak, and Slovene. It is a modified form of the letter E, with a small v-shaped accent mark called a caron (ˇ) placed above it. The caron can indicate a change in the sound of the vowel. Here are four examples of words that use the letter E with caron:
  • pěkný (Czech) - nice
  • věc (Czech) - thing
  • město (Czech) - city
  • štěstí (Czech) - happiness
Alternative names for the letter E with caron include:
  • E-v (because the caron looks like a v on top of the letter)
  • E-check (because the caron is also called a hacek, which is Czech for "hook")
  • E-hat (because the caron is a symbol that looks like a hat on top of the letter)

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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 Ě Symbol

(Method 1) Copy and paste the symbol.

Click on the Ě 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 Ě is Alt 282. If you have a keyboard with a numeric pad, you can use this method. Simply hold down the Alt Key and type 282. When you lift the Alt Key, Ě appears. ("Num Lock" must be on.)

(Method 3) Use the HTML Decimal Code (for webpages).

HTML TextOutput

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

HTML TextOutput

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

CSS and HTML TextOutput
span:after {
content: "\011A";}
Symbol: Ě

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

HTML TextOutput
On the assumption that you already have your canvas and the context set up, use the Hex code in the format 0x11A to place the Ě symbol on your canvas. For example:
JavaScript Text
const x = "0x"+"11A"
ctx.fillText(String.fromCodePoint(x), 5, 5);


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

The Unicode for Ě is U+011A. 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:
[Hold down Alt]
[Press x]
(Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u011A. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u011A"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: Ě

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

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

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