Í

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Í, í (i-acute) is a letter in the Faroese, Hungarian, Icelandic, Czech, Slovak, and Tatar languages, where it often indicates a long /i/ vowel. This form also appears in Catalan, Irish, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Spanish, Galician, Leonese, Navajo, and Vietnamese language as a variant of the letter “i”. In Latin, the long i ⟨ꟾ⟩ is used instead of ⟨í⟩ for a long i-vowel.

Usage in various languages[edit]

Faroese[edit]

Í is the 11th letter of the Faroese alphabet and represents /ʊi/.

Hungarian, Icelandic, Czech and Slovak[edit]

Í is the 16th letter of the Hungarian alphabet, the 12th letter of the Icelandic alphabet, the 16th letter of the Czech alphabet and the 18th letter of the Slovak alphabet. It represents /iː/.

Tatar[edit]

Í is the 14th letter of the Tatar alphabet (based on Zamanälif). It represents /ɨɪ/.

Vietnamese[edit]

In Vietnamese alphabet í is the sac tone (high-rising tone) of “i”.

Chinese[edit]

In Chinese pinyin í is the yángpíng tone (阳平, high-rising tone) of “i”.

Portuguese, Spanish[edit]

In Portuguese and Spanish, the "í" is not considered a letter, but the letter "i" with an accent. It is used to denote an "i" syllable with abnormal stress.

Italian[edit]

Í/í is a variant of I carrying an acute accent; it represents an /i/ carrying the tonic accent. It is used only if it is the last letter of the word except in dictionaries or when a different pronunciation may affect the meaning of a word: víola (violates, pronounced [ˈviːola]) and viòla (violet, pronounced [ˈvjɔla]).

Character mappings[edit]

Character Í í
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I WITH ACUTE LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH ACUTE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 205 U+00CD 237 U+00ED
UTF-8 195 141 C3 8D 195 173 C3 AD
Numeric character reference Í Í í í
Named character reference Í í
ISO 8859-1/2/3/4/9/10/14/15/16 205 CD 237 ED

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