Greek Alphabet

Character Lower case name Unicode
Α α Alpha U+2C6D / U+0251
Β β Beta U+0392 / U+03B2
Γ γ Gamma U+0393 / U+03B3
Δ δ Delta U+0394 / U+03B4
Ε ε Epsilon U+0395 / U+03B5
Ζ ζ Zeta U+0396 / U+03B6
Η η Eta U+0397 / U+03B7
Θ θ Theta U+0398 / U+03B8
Ι ι Iota U+0399 / U+03B9
Κ κ Kappa U+039A / U+03F0
Λ λ Lambda U+039B / U+03BB
Μ μ Mu U+039C / U+03BC
Ν ν Nu U+039D / U+03BD
Ξ ξ Xi U+039E / U+03BE
Ο ο Omicron U+039F / U+03BF
Π π Pi U+03A0 / U+03C0
Ρ ρ
Rho U+03A1 / U+03F1
Σ σ
Sigma U+03A3 / U+03C3 / U+03C2
at the end of a word the lowercase is ς (U+03C2)
Τ τ Tau U+03A4 / U+03C4
Υ υ Upsilon U+03A5 / U+03C5
Φ φ Phi U+03A6 / U+03C6
Χ χ Chi U+03A7 / U+03C7
Ψ ψ Psi U+03A8 / U+03C8
Ω ω Omega U+03A9 / U+03C9


Currency Character
฿ Baht (Thai)
¢ ¢ Cent
﹩$ $ Dollar
€ ₠ Euro/EU
£ £ Pound Sterling
¤ Gen currency
₨ ৳ Rupee
₩ ₩ Won
¥ ¥ Yen

Foreign Language Letters with Accents (Unicode)

Uppercase Lowercase
Symbol Description Symbol Description
À A grave à a grave
Á A acute á a acute
 A circumflex â a circumflex
à A tilde ã a tilde
Ä A umlaut ä a umlaut
Ç C cedilla ç c cedilla
È E grave è e grave
É E acute é e acute
Ê E circumflex ê e circumflex
Ë E umlaut ë e umlaut
Ì I grave ì i grave
Í I acute í i acute
Î I circumflex î i circumflex
Ï I umlaut ï i umlaut
Ñ N tilde ñ n tilde
Ò O grave ò o grave
Ó O acute ó o acute
Ô O circumflex ô o circumflex
Õ O tilde õ o tilde
Ö O umlaut ö o umlaut
Š S caron š s caron
Ú U acute ú u acute
ù u grave Ù U grave
Û U circumflex û u circumflex
Ü U umlaut ü u umlaut
Ý Y acute ý y acute
Ÿ Y umlaut ÿ y umlaut
Ž Z caron ž z caron
´ Acute    
ˆ Circumflex ¸ Cedilla
^ Caret    
` Grave    
˜ Tilde Tilde operator (Math)
¨ Umlaut/Dieresis    
¦ Broken vertical bar § Section

Entering character codes at the terminal:

On Apple Mac:

Diacritical marks can be added to some characters by prefixing with an Option key:

Ácute =Option+e
Circumflex = Option+i
Ümlaut = Option+u

For example Option+i, A  will produce Â

Also Cedilla '¸' = Option+c and Eszett 'ß' = Option+s

In Windows to input a 4 digit decimal ISO/IEC code, hold down the ALT key, type e.g. 0164 on the numeric keypad, then release ALT.

In bash type echo $'\xNN' where NN is a two digit (hex) unicode, this covers the Hex values 20 to 7e as shown below:

<space>!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789 :;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ [\]^_` abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~ Plus the alphabet A-Z,a-z and 0-9

bash will also accept the following special characters with Alt-key and Alt-Shift-key combinations:

¡¢£¤¥¦§¨©ª«¬®¯°±²³´µ¶·¸¹º»¼½¾ ¿ÀÁÂÃÄÅÆÇÈÉÊËÌÍÎÏÐÑÒÓ ÔÕÖ×ØÙÚÛ ÜÝ Þßàáâãäåæçèéêëìíîïð ñòóôõö÷ø ùúûüýþÿ
(equivalent to Hex A1-FF)

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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