Yi (Cyrillic)

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Cyrillic letter Yi
Cyrillic letter dotted Yi - 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

Yi (Ї ї; italics: Ї ї) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

It represents the iotated vowel sound /ji/, like the pronunciation of yi in Yiddish", and is used in the Ukrainian and Rusyn alphabets.

In various romanization systems, ї is represented by Latin ï, ji, yi or i, the most common being yi.

The letter was introduced as part of the Zhelekhivka orthography, in Yevhen Zhelekhivsky's Ukrainian–German dictionary (2 volumes, 1885–6).

Related letters and other similar characters[edit]

Computing codes[edit]

Character Ї ї
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER YI CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER YI
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1031 U+0407 1111 U+0457
UTF-8 208 135 D0 87 209 151 D1 97
Numeric character reference Ї Ї ї ї
KOI8-U 183 B7 167 A7
Code page 855 141 8D 140 8C
Code page 866 244 F4 245 F5
Windows-1251 175 AF 191 BF
ISO-8859-5 167 A7 247 F7
Macintosh Cyrillic 186 BA 187 BB

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Ї at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of ї at Wiktionary
  • Ager, Simon. "Ruthenian (Rusyn/Русин)". Omniglot: the online encyclopedia of writing systems & languages. Retrieved 11 Apr 2012. 
  • Ager, Simon. "Ukrainian (Українська)". Omniglot: the online encyclopedia of writing systems & languages. Retrieved 11 Apr 2012.