Shapes of Latin upsilon as drawn in the African reference alphabet
, clearly base on a modern shape of the Greek letter upsilon, but with an uppercase ambiguously similar to an uppercase U
The letter Ʊ (minuscule: ʊ), called Latin upsilon, is a letter of the Latin alphabet. Its form is based on an upside-down capital Greek letter omega (Ω).
Its lowercase is used in the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe a near-close near-back vowel.
It is used in some alphabets of African languages, such as in one of the Kabiyé orthographies.
Use on computers
The majuscule and the minuscule are located at U+01B1 and U+028A in Unicode, respectively.