Ď

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The grapheme Ď (minuscule: ď) is a letter in the Czech and Slovak alphabets used to denote /ɟ/, the voiced palatal plosive, a sound similar to British English d in dew. It was also used in Polabian. The majuscule of the letter (Ď) is formed from Latin D with the addition of a háček; the minuscule of the letter (ď) has a háček modified to an apostrophe-like stroke instead of a wedge. When collating, Ď is placed right after regular D in the alphabet.

Ď is also used to represent uppercase ð in the coat of arms of Shetland; however, the typical form is Ð.

Encoding[edit]

Character information
Preview Ď ď
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D WITH CARON LATIN SMALL LETTER D WITH CARON
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 270 U+010E 271 U+010F
UTF-8 196 142 C4 8E 196 143 C4 8F
Numeric character reference Ď Ď ď ď
Named character reference Ď ď

In Unicode, the letters are encoded at U+010E Ď LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D WITH CARON (HTML Ď · Ď)[1] and U+010F ď LATIN SMALL LETTER D WITH CARON (HTML ď · ď).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicode Character 'LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D WITH CARON' (U+010E)". FileFormat.Info. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Unicode Character 'LATIN SMALL LETTER D WITH CARON' (U+010F)". FileFormat.Info. Retrieved 21 October 2010.