Modifier letter apostrophe

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The modifier letter apostrophe (ʼ) is a glyph.

In the International Phonetic Alphabet, it is used to express ejective consonants, such as //, //, etc.

It denotes a glottal stop (IPA /ʔ/) in orthographies of many languages, such as Nenets.

It is encoded at U+02BC ʼ MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE (HTML ʼ).

In Unicode code charts it looks identical to the U+2019 RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK.[1]

Although Unicode standard considers the U+2019 RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK (not U+02BC ʼ MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE) as preferred code point for the apostrophe in the English language,[2] there are reasoned objections to this decision[3] (the main argument is that English apostrophe is a part of a word).

U+02BC ʼ MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE plays the role of Ukrainian apostrophe in internationalized domain names.[4]

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