O-hook

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Cyrillic letter O-hook
Letter Ҩ.png
Phonetic usage: [ɥ]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍІЇЙ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОПРСС́ТЋ
ЌУЎФХЦЧ
ЏШЩЪЫЬЭ
ЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄В̌ӘӘ́Ә̃ӚӔ
ҒГ̧Г̑Г̄Г̣Г̌Ҕ
ӺҒ̌ӶԀԂ
Д̆Д̣ԪԬД̆Ӗ
Е̄Е̃Ё̄Є̈ӁҖ
ӜԄҘӞЗ̌З̱З̣
ԐԐ̈ӠԆӢИ̃Ҋ
ӤИ́ҚӃҠҞҜ
ԞК̣ԚӅԮԒԠ
ԈԔӍӉҢԨӇ
ҤԢԊО́О̀О̆О̂
О̃О̄ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́
Ө̆ӪҨԤҦР̌Ҏ
ԖҪС̣С̱ԌТ̌Т̣
ҬԎУ̃Ӯ
ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣
Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺ
Һ̈ԦҴҶӴ
ӋҸҼҾ
Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇
ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԘԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ѸѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶ

O-hook (Ҩ ҩ; italics: Ҩ ҩ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. In the Unicode text-encoding standard, this letter is called "Abkhasian Ha".[1] Its form bears some similarities to the Greek letter Theta (Θ θ/ϑ). In English, O-hook is commonly romanized using the Latin letter O with dot below (Ọ ọ) but its ISO 9 transliteration is the Latin letter O with grave accent (Ò ò).

O-hook is used in the alphabet of the Abkhaz language where it represents the labial-palatal approximant /ɥ/, the sound of ⟨u⟩ in French "huit". It is placed between O and Π in the alphabet.

Computing codes[edit]

Character Ҩ ҩ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
ABKHASIAN HA
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER
ABKHASIAN HA
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1192 U+04A8 1193 U+04A9
UTF-8 210 168 D2 A8 210 169 D2 A9
Numeric character reference Ҩ Ҩ ҩ ҩ
  • In Unicode version 1.0, the letters were called CYRILLIC CAPITAL/SMALL LETTER O HOOK.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyrillic: Range: 0400–04FF" (PDF). The Unicode Standard, Version 6.0. 2010. p. 42. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Daniels, Peter D. The World's Writing Systems. Oxford University Press, 1996.