U with macron (Cyrillic)

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Cyrillic letter
U with macron
Cyrillic letter U with Macron.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

U with macron (Ӯ ӯ; italics: Ӯ ӯ ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script,[1] derived from the Cyrillic letter U (У у У у ).

U with macron is used in the alphabet of the Tajik language, where it represents the close-mid front rounded vowel, /ø/. Accordingly, although the letter shape is a modification of У, the only aspect of the sound shared with /u/ is that both are relatively close, rounded vowels.

In 1937, it was also proposed for use in the Karelian Cyrillic alphabet to represent /y/, but was not adopted.

U with macron is used to represent long /u/ in Kildin Sami and Mansi, two Uralic languages spoken on the Kola peninsula (Kildin) and Western Siberia (Mansi). In these languages, length is distinctive, and macron is used to mark the long version of all the vowels.

Computing codes[edit]

Character Ӯ ӯ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
U WITH MACRON
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER
U WITH MACRON
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1262 U+04EE 1263 U+04EF
UTF-8 211 174 D3 AE 211 175 D3 AF
Numeric character reference Ӯ Ӯ ӯ ӯ

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyrillic: Range: 0400–04FF". The Unicode Standard, Version 6.0. 2010. p. 43. Retrieved 2011-05-15.