İ, or i, called dotted I or i-dot, is a letter used in the Latin-script alphabets of Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Kazakh, Tatar, and Turkish. It commonly represents the close front unrounded vowel /i/, except in Kazakh where it additionally represents the voiced palatal approximant /j/ and the diphthongs /ɪj/ and /əj/. All of the languages it is used in also use its dotless counterpart I while not using the basic Latin letter I.

İ
İ i
Latin letter İi.svg
Usage
Writing systemLatin script
TypeAlphabetic
Language of originTurkish language
Phonetic usage[i]
[j]
[ɪj]
[əj]
Unicode codepointU+0130, U+0069
History
Development
Time period1928 to present
SistersI ı
Other
This article contains phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. For the distinction between [ ], / / and ⟨ ⟩, see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters.

In computingEdit

Character information
Preview İ i
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER
I WITH DOT ABOVE
LATIN SMALL LETTER I
Encodings decimal hex dec hex
Unicode 304 U+0130 105 U+0069
UTF-8 196 176 C4 B0 105 69
Numeric character reference İ İ i i
Named character reference İ
ISO 8859-9 221 DD 105 69
ISO 8859-3 169 A9 105 69

Usage in other languagesEdit

Both the dotted and dotless I can be used in transcriptions of Rusyn to allow distinguishing between the letters Ы and И, which would otherwise be both transcribed as "y", despite representing different phonemes. Under such transcription the dotted İ would represent the Cyrillic І, and the dotless I would represent either Ы or И, with the other being represented by "Y".

See alsoEdit

  • Dotless I, the letter's dotless counterpart
  • Tittle: the dot above "i" and "j" in most of the Latin scripts

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