Ġ

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Ġ ġ

Ġ (minuscule: ġ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed from G with the addition of a dot above the letter.

Usage[edit]

Arabic[edit]

Ġ is used in some Arabic transliteration schemes, such as DIN 31635 and ISO 233, to represent the letter غ (ġain).

Chechen[edit]

Ġ in the Chechen Latin alphabet is an analog of Cyrillic гI.

Irish[edit]

Ġ was formerly used in Irish to represent the lenited form of G. The digraph gh is now used.

Maltese[edit]

Ġ is the 7th letter of the Maltese alphabet, preceded by F and followed by G. It represents the sound [].

Old English[edit]

Ġ is sometimes used in scholarly representation of Old English to represent [j] or [dʒ], to distinguish it from [ɡ], which is otherwise spelled identically. The digraph cg was also used to represent [dʒ].

Ukrainian[edit]

Ġ is used in some Ukrainian transliteration schemes, mainly ISO 9:1995, as the letter Ґ.

Phonetic transcription[edit]

ġ is sometimes used as a phonetic symbol transcribing [ɣ] or [ŋ].

Computer encoding[edit]

ISO 8859-3 (Latin-3) includes Ġ at D5 and ġ at F5 for use in Maltese, and ISO 8859-14 (Latin-8) includes Ġ at B2 and ġ at B3 for use in Irish.

Precomposed characters for Ġ and ġ have been present in Unicode since version 1.0. As part of WGL4, it can be expected to display correctly on most computer systems.

Appearance Code points Name
Ġ U+0120
U+0047, U+0307
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G WITH DOT ABOVE
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G + COMBINING DOT ABOVE budalo
ġ U+0121
U+0067, U+0307
LATIN SMALL LETTER G WITH DOT ABOVE
LATIN SMALL LETTER G + COMBINING DOT ABOVE