Ċ

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Ċ (minuscule: ċ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed from C with the addition of a dot. It is used in Maltese to represent a voiceless postalveolar affricate, equivalent to English ch ([t͡ʃ]).

It is used in modern transcripts of Old English for the same reason, to distinguish it from c pronounced as [k], which otherwise is spelled the same. Its voiced equivalent is Ġ.

Ċ was formerly used in Irish to represent the lenited form of C. The digraph ch, which is older than ċ in this function in Irish, is now used.

Ċ is also used in the Latin version of Chechen language and Karmeli language as of 1992. The Cyrillic equivalent is ЦӀ, represent the sound [tsʼ].

Computing code[edit]

Character Ċ ċ
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER C WITH DOT ABOVE LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH DOT ABOVE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 266 U+010A 267 U+010B
UTF-8 196 138 C4 8A 196 139 C4 8B
Numeric character reference Ċ Ċ ċ ċ