O-hook

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Cyrillic letter O-hook
Letter Ҩ.png
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
А Б В Г Ґ Д Ђ
Ѓ Е Ѐ Ё Є Ж З
З́ Ѕ И Ѝ І Ї Й
Ј К Л Љ М Н Њ
О П Р С С́ Т Ћ
Ќ У Ў Ф Х Ц Ч
Џ Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э
Ю Я
Non-Slavic letters
Ӑ А̄ А̊ А̃ Ӓ Ӓ̄ Ә
Ә́ Ә̃ Ӛ Ӕ Ғ Г̧ Г̑
Г̄ Ҕ Ӻ Ӷ Ԁ Ԃ
Ԫ Ԭ Ӗ Е̄ Е̃
Ё̄ Є̈ Ӂ Җ Ӝ Ԅ
Ҙ Ӟ Ԑ Ԑ̈ Ӡ Ԇ Ӣ
И̃ Ҋ Ӥ Қ Ӄ Ҡ Ҟ
Ҝ Ԟ Ԛ Ӆ Ԯ Ԓ Ԡ
Ԉ Ԕ Ӎ Ӊ Ң Ԩ Ӈ
Ҥ Ԣ Ԋ О̆ О̃ О̄ Ӧ
Ө Ө̄ Ӫ Ҩ Ԥ Ҧ Р̌
Ҏ Ԗ Ҫ Ԍ Ҭ
Ԏ У̃ Ӯ Ӱ Ӱ́ Ӳ
Ү Ү́ Ұ Х̑ Ҳ Ӽ Ӿ
Һ Ԧ Ҵ Ҷ Ӵ
Ӌ Ҹ Ҽ Ҿ
Ы̆ Ы̄ Ӹ Ҍ Э̆ Э̄ Э̇
Ӭ Ӭ́ Ӭ̄ Ю̆ Ю̈ Ю̈́ Ю̄
Я̆ Я̄ Я̈ Ԙ Ԝ Ӏ
Archaic letters
Ҁ Ѻ
ОУ Ѡ Ѽ Ѿ
Ѣ Ѥ Ѧ
Ѫ Ѩ Ѭ Ѯ
Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ

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 dot below (Ọ ọ).

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.