Latin epsilon

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Latin epsilon or open e (majuscule: Ɛ, minuscule: ɛ) is a letter of the extended Latin alphabet, based on the lowercase of the Greek letter epsilon (ε). In the International Phonetic Alphabet, it represents the open-mid front unrounded vowel. It occurs in the orthographies of many Niger–Congo languages, such as Ewe, and is included in the African reference alphabet. In the Berber Latin alphabet, in the one proposed by the French institute INALCO only, it represents a voiced pharyngeal fricative [ʕ].

Unicode[edit]

Character Ɛ ɛ
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER OPEN E LATIN SMALL LETTER OPEN E
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 400 U+0190 603 U+025B
UTF-8 198 144 C6 90 201 155 C9 9B
Numeric character reference Ɛ Ɛ ɛ ɛ

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See also[edit]

It looks similar to the lowercase epsilon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asmus Freytag; Rick McGowan; Ken Whistler (2006-05-08). "Unicode Technical Note #27: Known Anomalies in Unicode Character Names". The Unicode Consortium. Retrieved 2009-02-24. "This is actually a Latin epsilon and should have been so called."