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Ƃ (minuscule: ƃ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet. It is similar to the Cyrillic Б б in appearance. A very similar glyph has also sometimes been used for the uppercase form of Ɓ ɓ, for example in Shona.

It was used in the Zhuang alphabet from 1957 to 1986, when it was replaced by the digraph mb.

In upside-down text, the letter in lowercase form is often used as a substitute for turned g (for its wider availability in fonts such as Verdana Ref and Georgia than other substitutes, such as the real Unicode turned-g and another substitute, B with hook).

It first appeared in Unicode version 1.1.0 in June 1993. [1] It is referred to a 'B' with a top bar.

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  1. ^ "Unicode Character 'LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B WITH TOPBAR' (U+0182)". Fileformat.info. Retrieved 2012-05-24.