S-cedilla (majuscule: Ş, minuscule: ş) is a letter used in some of the Turkic languages. It occurs in the Azerbaijani, Gagauz, Turkish, and Turkmen alphabets. It is also planned to be in the Latin-based Kazakh alphabet.
It is used in Brahui,  Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Kurdish, and Tatar as well, when they are written in the Latin alphabet.
Appearance of S-cedilla in upper- and lower-case. The left is in the upper-case.
It commonly represents /ʃ/, the
voiceless postalveolar fricative (like in sh -şoe- 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 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.
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.
HTML entity (HTML 5 only, not supported on all browsers):
Related characters & digraphs
, Quetta: Brahui Language Board, University of Balochistan, April 2009 Bráhuí Báşágal , retrieved 2010-06-29