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Appearance of S-cedilla in upper- and lower-case. The left is in the upper-case.

S-cedilla (majuscule: Ş, minuscule: ş) is a letter used in some of the Turkic languages. It occurs the Azerbaijani, Gagauz, Turkish, and Turkmen alphabets. It is also planned to be in Kazakh and Uzbek alphabets. It is used in Brahui,[1] Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Kurdish, and Tatar as well, when they are written in the Latin alphabet.

It commonly represents /ʃ/, the voiceless postalveolar fricative (like sh in shoe).

It is written as the letter S with a cedilla below and it has both the lower-case (U+015F) and the upper-case variants (U+15E).

Romanian[edit]

Romanian passport since January 2019, showing the substitution of Ş for Ș.
Appearance of comma (upper row) and cedilla (lower row) in the Times New Roman font.
Şş
S-cedilla

In early versions of Unicode, the Romanian letter Ș (S-comma) was considered a glyph variant of Ş, and therefore was not present in the Unicode Standard. It is also not present in the Windows 1250 (Central Europe) code page. The letter was only added to the standard in Unicode 3.0, and some texts in Romanian still use Ş instead.

Character encoding[edit]

Character information
Preview Ş ş
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S WITH CEDILLA LATIN SMALL LETTER S WITH CEDILLA
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 350 U+015E 351 U+015F
UTF-8 197 158 C5 9E 197 159 C5 9F
Numeric character reference Ş Ş ş ş
Named character reference Ş ş
ISO 8859-2 170 AA 186 BA
ISO 8859-3 170 AA 186 BA
ISO 8859-9 222 DE 254 FE

HTML entity (HTML 5 only, not supported on all browsers):

Ş ş
Ş ş

Related characters & digraphs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bráhuí Báşágal, Quetta: Brahui Language Board, University of Balochistan, April 2009, retrieved 2010-06-29