Nu (letter)

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Nu /nj/ (uppercase Ν lowercase ν, also transcribed Ny; modern Greek: Νι [ni] Ni), is the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 50. It is derived from the Phoenician letter nun Phoenician nun.svg. Its Latin equivalent is N, though the lowercase resembles the Roman lowercase v.

The name of the letter is written νῦ in Ancient Greek and traditional Modern Greek polytonic orthography, while in Modern Greek it is written νι [ni].

The lower-case letter ν is used as a symbol for:

Character Encodings[edit]

  • Greek Nu / Coptic Ni[2]
Character Ν ν
Unicode name GREEK CAPITAL LETTER NU GREEK SMALL LETTER NU COPTIC CAPITAL LETTER NI COPTIC SMALL LETTER NI
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 925 U+039D 957 U+03BD 11418 U+2C9A 11419 U+2C9B
UTF-8 206 157 CE 9D 206 189 CE BD 226 178 154 E2 B2 9A 226 178 155 E2 B2 9B
Numeric character reference Ν Ν ν ν Ⲛ Ⲛ ⲛ ⲛ
Named character reference Ν ν
DOS Greek 140 8C 164 A4
DOS Greek-2 181 B5 231 E7
Windows 1253 205 CD 237 ED
TeX \nu
  • Mathematical Nu
Character 𝚴 𝛎 𝛮 𝜈 𝜨 𝝂
Unicode name MATHEMATICAL BOLD
CAPITAL NU
MATHEMATICAL BOLD
SMALL NU
MATHEMATICAL ITALIC
CAPITAL NU
MATHEMATICAL ITALIC
SMALL NU
MATHEMATICAL BOLD ITALIC
CAPITAL NU
MATHEMATICAL BOLD ITALIC
SMALL NU
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 120500 U+1D6B4 120526 U+1D6CE 120558 U+1D6EE 120584 U+1D708 120616 U+1D728 120642 U+1D742
UTF-8 240 157 154 180 F0 9D 9A B4 240 157 155 142 F0 9D 9B 8E 240 157 155 174 F0 9D 9B AE 240 157 156 136 F0 9D 9C 88 240 157 156 168 F0 9D 9C A8 240 157 157 130 F0 9D 9D 82
UTF-16 55349 57012 D835 DEB4 55349 57038 D835 DECE 55349 57070 D835 DEEE 55349 57096 D835 DF08 55349 57128 D835 DF28 55349 57154 D835 DF42
Numeric character reference 𝚴 𝚴 𝛎 𝛎 𝛮 𝛮 𝜈 𝜈 𝜨 𝜨 𝝂 𝝂
Character 𝝢 𝝼 𝞜 𝞶
Unicode name MATHEMATICAL SANS-SERIF
BOLD CAPITAL NU
MATHEMATICAL SANS-SERIF
BOLD SMALL NU
MATHEMATICAL SANS-SERIF
BOLD ITALIC CAPITAL NU
MATHEMATICAL SANS-SERIF
BOLD ITALIC SMALL NU
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 120674 U+1D762 120700 U+1D77C 120732 U+1D79C 120758 U+1D7B6
UTF-8 240 157 157 162 F0 9D 9D A2 240 157 157 188 F0 9D 9D BC 240 157 158 156 F0 9D 9E 9C 240 157 158 182 F0 9D 9E B6
UTF-16 55349 57186 D835 DF62 55349 57212 D835 DF7C 55349 57244 D835 DF9C 55349 57270 D835 DFB6
Numeric character reference 𝝢 𝝢 𝝼 𝝼 𝞜 𝞜 𝞶 𝞶

These characters are used only as mathematical symbols. Stylized Greek text should be encoded using the normal Greek letters, with markup and formatting to indicate text style.

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