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Capital Letter a with Ogonek (Ą)

Codes for the "Capital-Letter-a-with-Ogonek" Symbol

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Formal Name:
Latin Capital Letter a with Ogonek
The symbol:
Ą
The Alt Code:
Alt 260
The HTML Code:
Ą
HTML Entity:
Ą
CSS Code:
\0104
Hex Code:
Ą
Unicode:
U+0104
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"A" with Ogonek Explained

The letter "a" with a ogonek (ą) is a Latin character used in several languages, including Polish, Lithuanian, and Navajo. The ogonek is a diacritical mark placed below the letter "a" to indicate a specific sound. Here are ten examples of how the letter "a" with a ogonek is used in different languages:
  • In Polish, the letter "ą" is used to indicate a nasalized "a" sound. For example, the word "mąka" (flour) is pronounced with a nasalized "a" sound.
  • In Lithuanian, the letter "ą" is used to represent a nasal "o" sound. For example, the word "ąžuolas" (oak tree) is pronounced with a nasal "o" sound.
  • In Navajo, the letter "ą" is used to represent a high tone. For example, the word "hą́gòò" (three) is pronounced with a high tone.
  • In Kashubian, a West Slavic language, the letter "ą" is used to represent a nasal "o" sound. For example, the word "dąb" (oak tree) is pronounced with a nasal "o" sound.
  • In Old Prussian, an extinct Baltic language, the letter "ą" is used to represent a nasal "o" sound. For example, the word "kąwai" (woman) is pronounced with a nasal "o" sound.
  • In Samogitian, a dialect of Lithuanian, the letter "ą" is used to represent a nasal "o" sound. For example, the word "pąsiauda" (comb) is pronounced with a nasal "o" sound.
  • In Hill Mari, a language spoken in Russia, the letter "ą" is used to represent a low tone. For example, the word "dą" (foot) is pronounced with a low tone.
  • In Livonian, a Finno-Ugric language spoken in Latvia, the letter "ą" is used to represent a nasal "o" sound. For example, the word "vąśt" (house) is pronounced with a nasal "o" sound.
  • In Silesian, a West Slavic language spoken in Poland, the letter "ą" is used to represent a nasal "o" sound. For example, the word "wrąg" (enemy) is pronounced with a nasal "o" sound.
  • In Belarusian, the letter "ą" is used to represent a nasal "o" sound. For example, the word "кветкі" (flowers) is pronounced with a nasal "o" sound.

Alternative Names

The letter "a" with an ogonek (ą) is known by various alternative names, depending on the language and context. Here are a few examples:
  • In Polish, the letter "ą" is sometimes referred to as "a ogonek" or "a with a tail."
  • In Lithuanian, the letter "ą" is sometimes referred to as "a su nosine" or "a with a nasal."
  • In Latvian, the letter "ā" (which is a long vowel equivalent to "a" with an ogonek) is sometimes referred to as "a ar nosaukli" or "a with a hanger."
  • In Kashubian, a West Slavic language, the letter "ą" is sometimes referred to as "ó z kreską" or "o with a stroke."
These alternative names reflect the specific features and sounds associated with the letter "a" with an ogonek in different languages, such as its nasalization or the tail-like shape of the ogonek.

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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 Ą Symbol

(Method 1) Copy and paste the symbol.

Click on the Ą 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 Ą is Alt 260. If you have a keyboard with a numeric pad, you can use this method. Simply hold down the Alt Key and type 260. When you lift the Alt Key, Ą appears. ("Num Lock" must be on.)

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

HTML TextOutput
ĄĄ

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

HTML TextOutput
ĄĄ

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

CSS and HTML TextOutput
<style>
span:after {
content: "\0104";}
</style>
<span>Symbol:</span>
Symbol: Ą

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

HTML TextOutput
&#x104;Ą
On the assumption that you already have your canvas and the context set up, use the Hex code in the format 0x104 to place the Ą symbol on your canvas. For example:
JavaScript Text
const x = "0x"+"104"
ctx.fillText(String.fromCodePoint(x), 5, 5);
Output

Ą

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

The Unicode for Ą is U+0104. 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
0104
[Hold down Alt]
[Press x]
Ą
(Note that you can omit any leading zeros.)
In JavaScript, the syntax is \uXXXX. So, our example would be \u0104. (Note that the format is 4 hexadecimal characters.)
JavaScript TextOutput
let str = "\u0104"
document.write("My symbol: " + str)
My symbol: Ą

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

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

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