Zhe with breve

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Cyrillic letter
Zhe with breve
Cyrillic letter Zhe with Breve.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

Zhe with breve (Ӂ ӂ; italics: Ӂ ӂ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script, created by Soviet linguists for the cyrillization of non-Slavic languages. Its form is derived from the Cyrillic letter Zhe (Ж ж Ж ж).

Zhe with breve is used in the alphabets of the following languages:

Language Pronunciation Notes
Gagauz /d͡ʒ/ voiced postalveolar affricate, like the pronunciation of j in "jam" corresponds to c in the Latin alphabet
Romanian/Moldovan corresponds to g before front vowels in the Latin alphabet

Zhe with breve corresponds in other Cyrillic alphabets to the digraphs дж or чж, or to the letters Che with descender (Ҷ ҷ), Che with vertical stroke (Ҹ ҹ), Dzhe (Џ џ), Khakassian Che (Ӌ ӌ), Zhe with diaeresis (Ӝ ӝ), or Zhje (Җ җ).

Traditionally, these characters were transliterated into the International English character set as dzh, as in Birobidzhan; but more recently, especially in the US, they are transliterated as j, as in Azerbaijan.

Computing codes[edit]

Character Ӂ ӂ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
ZHE WITH BREVE
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER
ZHE WITH BREVE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1217 U+04C1 1218 U+04C2
UTF-8 211 129 D3 81 211 130 D3 82
Numeric character reference Ӂ Ӂ ӂ ӂ

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