Že

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Že, or žayn/žāy (ژ), is a letter in the Perso-Arabic alphabet, based on zayn (ز) with two additional diacritic dots. It is found with this value in other Arabic-derived scripts. It is used in Persian, Pashto, Kurdish, other Iranian languages, Uyghur and Urdu, but not in Arabic. However, it might be used in Arabic texts to represent other phonemes when writing words with sounds not in Arabic letters. It is used to represent the sound /ʒ/ or sometimes //, just like the letter ẓāʼ (ظ).


Position in word: Isolated Final Medial Initial
Glyph form: ژ ـژ ـژ ژ

Character encodings[edit]

Character ژ
Unicode name ARABIC LETTER JEH
Encodings decimal hex
Unicode 1688 U+0698
UTF-8 218 152 DA 98
Numeric character reference ژ ژ

In other scripts[edit]

Latin[edit]

in English, the three letters sio and the letter s before u are used for this sound, as in the words "television" and "pleasure". In other languages using Latin script, the sound may be represented by g, j, zh, ž, or ż.

Devanagari[edit]

In Devanagari the letter झ़ (letter jha with nukta or Dot) is used to represent the sound of že. such as झ़ in टेलिविझ़न and झ़ाला बारी.

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