Db ligature

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The db ligature, ȸ, is a typographic ligature of Latin d and b, and used in Africanist linguistics for the transcription of certain African languages, to represent []. ȸ was added to Unicode 4.1 in 2005, as U+0238 LATIN SMALL LETTER DB DIGRAPH. As of 2010, only a handful of fonts can display the character. These include Charis SIL, Code2000, Doulos SIL, Ubuntu, and DejaVu fonts.

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  • Pullum, Geoffrey K.; Ladusaw, William A. (1996). Phonetic Symbol Guide. University of Chicago Press. p. 159. 

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