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À, à (a-grave) is a letter of the Catalan, Emilian-Romagnol, French, Galician, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Vietnamese, and Welsh languages consisting of the letter A of the ISO basic Latin alphabet and a grave accent. À is also used in Pinyin transliteration. In most languages, it represents the vowel a. This letter is also a letter in Taos to indicate a mid tone.

When denoting quantity, à means "each": "5 apples à $1" (one dollar each). That usage is based upon the French preposition à and has evolved into the at sign (@). Sometimes, it is part of a surname: Thomas à Kempis, Mary Anne à Beckett, Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, Gilbert Arthur à Beckett, Arthur William à Beckett, William à Beckett.

Usage in various languages[edit]

Emilian-Romagnol[edit]

À is used in Emilian to represent short stressed [a], e.g. Bolognese dialect sacàtt [saˈkatː] "sack".

Character mappings[edit]

Character À à
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A WITH GRAVE LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH GRAVE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 192 U+00C0 224 U+00E0
UTF-8 195 128 C3 80 195 160 C3 A0
Numeric character reference À À à à
Named character reference À à
ISO 8859-1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 192 C0 224 E0

Microsoft Windows users can type an "à" by pressing Alt+133 or Alt+0224 on the numeric pad of the keyboard. "À" can be typed by pressing Alt+0192.