B with stroke (majuscule: Ƀ, minuscule: ƀ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed from B with the addition of a bar, which can be through either the ascender or the bowl. It is used as a phonetic symbol to represent to transcribe the sound [β].
|Look up Ƀ or ƀ in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
|Unicode name||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B WITH STROKE||LATIN SMALL LETTER B WITH STROKE|
|UTF-8||201 131||C9 83||198 128||C6 80|
|Numeric character reference||Ƀ||Ƀ||ƀ||ƀ|
Before the introduction of the Unicode symbol, ₿, for the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, the symbol for the Thai baht, ฿ (U+0E3F), had sometimes been used. However, this caused possible confusion with the baht while Ƀ had no other uses related to currency. Therefore, Ƀ had been proposed as a substitute.
- Pullum, Geoffrey K.; Ladusaw, William A. (1996). Phonetic Symbol Guide. University of Chicago Press. p. 21.
- "French design company ECOGEX proposes Unicode "Ƀ" for new bitcoin symbol". Bitcoinx.com. ECOGEX. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
- "Ƀ is for Bitcoin". Bitcoin Symbol. ECOGEX. Retrieved 30 June 2017.