Ü (or ü) is a letter not used in English. It is commonly used to represent the sound [y]. Ü started as a u with an e above it. It comes from the German language and is used in the Turkic languages, such as Turkish. In German, ü can be replaced by the digraph ue respectively, if it is not available on the keyboard.
German[change | change source]
Germany and Austria[change | change source]
Ü is one of the 4 extra letters used in German. It can be replaced by using the digraph ue. In English language newspapers, ü is often written as "u", but this is not correct.
Internet addresses are often written as "ue".
Switzerland[change | change source]
German is one of the official languages of Switzerland. Its people who speak German normally use ü.