Pe (Persian letter)

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Pe (پ) is a letter in the Perso-Arabic alphabet used for [p].

It is used in Persian and Kurdish and other Iranian languages, Uyghur, Urdu, Pashto language, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Shina language, and Turkic languages (before adoption of Latin/Cyrillic script) but not in Arabic, where it is usually substituted by the letter bāʼ (ب).

But it is sometimes used in some Arabic dialects for the transliteration of foreign words or to write scientific words such as protein (بروتين or پروتين).

Position in word: Isolated Final Medial Initial
Glyph form: پ ـپ ـپـ پـ

Character encodings[edit]

Character پ
Encodings decimal hex
Unicode 1662 U+067E
UTF-8 217 190 D9 BE
Numeric character reference پ پ

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