Dje

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Cyrillic letter Dje
Cyrillic letter Dje - uppercase and lowercase.svg
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
А Б В Г Ґ Д
Ђ Ѓ Е Ѐ Ё Є
Ж З Ѕ И Ѝ І
Ї Й Ј К Л Љ
М Н Њ О П Р
С Т Ћ Ќ У Ў
Ф Х Ц Ч Џ Ш
Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю
Я
Non-Slavic letters
Ӑ Ӓ Ә Ӛ Ӕ Ғ
Ҕ Ӻ Ӷ Ԁ Ԃ
Ӗ Ӂ Җ Ӝ Ԅ Ҙ
Ӟ Ԑ Ӡ Ԇ Ӣ Ҋ
Ӥ Қ Ӄ Ҡ Ҟ Ҝ
Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԓ Ԡ Ԉ
Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң Ӈ Ҥ
Ԣ Ԋ Ӧ Ө Ӫ Ҩ
Ԥ Ҧ Ҏ Ԗ Ҫ Ԍ
Ҭ Ԏ Ӯ Ӱ Ӳ Ү
Ұ Ҳ Ӽ Ӿ Һ Ԧ
Ҵ Ҷ Ӵ Ӌ Ҹ
Ҽ Ҿ Ӹ Ҍ Ӭ Ԙ
Ԝ Ӏ
Archaic letters
Ҁ Ѻ ОУ Ѡ Ѿ Ѣ
Ѥ Ѧ Ѫ Ѩ
Ѭ Ѯ Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ

Dje (Ђ ђ; italics: Ђ ђ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

Dje is the sixth letter of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet, used in Serbo-Croatian to represent the voiced alveolo-palatal affricate /dʑ/, similar to the pronunciation of j in "juice".

Dje corresponds to the Latin letter D with stroke (Đ đ) in the Gaj's Latin alphabet of Serbo-Croatian, and is thus transliterated that way. When strokes are unavailable, it is transliterated as ‹Dj dj›.

History[edit]

Dje was constructed by request of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić. There were several proposed shapes of the letter (one by Pavle Solarić, another by Gligorije Geršić). The variant now in use was designed by Lukijan Mušicki.[1][2]

Related letters and other similar characters[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

Character Ђ ђ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER DJE CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER DJE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1026 U+0402 1106 U+0452
UTF-8 208 130 D0 82 209 146 D1 92
Numeric character reference Ђ Ђ ђ ђ
Code page 855 129 81 128 80
Windows-1251 128 80 144 90
ISO-8859-5 162 A2 242 F2
Macintosh Cyrillic 171 AB 172 AC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lalević, Miodrag S. (1953). Potsetnik iz srpskohrvatskog jezika i pravopisa: s pravopisnim i jezičkim savetnikom. Rad. p. 75. "Облик му је у Вуковој азбуци дао песник Лукијан Мушицки" 
  2. ^ Петар Ђорђић. Историја српске ћирилице. Београд, 1971.

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Ђ at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of ђ at Wiktionary