Z with stroke
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Uses in alphabets
It was used in the Jaᶇalif alphabet (as a part of Uniform Turkic Alphabet) for the Tatar language in the first half of the 20th century to represent a voiced postalveolar fricative [ʒ], now written j. It was also used in the 1992 Latin Chechen spelling as voiced postalveolar fricative [ʒ]. It was also used in a 1931 variant of the Karelian alphabet for the Tver dialect. The 1931-1941 Mongolian Latin alphabet used it to represent [d͡ʒ].
Uses as currency symbol
Ƶ is used as a currency symbol in the Dragon Ball universe for "zeni".
Uses as variant of the letters Z and Ż
In Polish, the character Ƶ is used as an allographic variant of the letter Ż. The Germans, Italians, French, Romanians, Spanish and perhaps other peoples often use it as a handwritten variant of Z. In Greek, it is a handwritten form of the letter Xi (ξ), where the horizontal stroke distinguishes it from Zeta, ζ.
Uses on computers
The Unicode standard specifies two codepoints:
- U+01B5 Ƶ LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z WITH STROKE
- U+01B6 ƶ LATIN SMALL LETTER Z WITH STROKE