Ġ ( minuscule: ġ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed from G with the addition of a dot above the letter.
Ġ is used in some
Arabic transliteration schemes, such as DIN 31635 and ISO 233, to represent the letter غ ( ġain).
Chechen [ edit ]
Ġ in the Chechen Latin alphabet is an analog of Cyrillic гI.
Ġ was formerly used in
Irish to represent the lenited form of G. The digraph gh is now used.
Maltese [ edit ]
Ġ is the 7th letter of the
Maltese alphabet, preceded by F and followed by G. It represents the sound [. dʒ]
Old English [ edit ]
⟨Ġ ⟩ is sometimes used in scholarly representation of Old English to represent [j] or [dʒ], to distinguish it from [ɡ], which is otherwise spelled identically. The digraph ⟨cg ⟩ was also used to represent [dʒ].
Ukrainian [ edit ]
⟨Ġ ⟩ is used in some Ukrainian transliteration schemes, mainly ISO 9:1995, as the letter Ґ.
Phonetic transcription [ edit ]
⟨ġ ⟩ is sometimes used as a phonetic symbol transcribing [ or ɣ] [. ŋ]
Computer encoding [ edit ]
ISO 8859-3 (Latin-3) includes Ġ at D5 and ġ at F5 for use in Maltese, and ISO 8859-14 (Latin-8) includes Ġ at B2 and ġ at B3 for use in Irish.
Precomposed characters for Ġ and ġ have been present in Unicode since version 1.0. As part of WGL4, it can be expected to display correctly on most computer systems.
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G WITH DOT ABOVE
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G + COMBINING DOT ABOVE
LATIN SMALL LETTER G WITH DOT ABOVE
LATIN SMALL LETTER G + COMBINING DOT ABOVE