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Dje (Ђ ђ; italics: Ђ ђ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

Cyrillic letter Dje - uppercase and lowercase.svg
Phonetic usage:/d͡ʑ/ (About this soundlisten)
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍІЇЙ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОПРСС́ТЋ
ЌУЎФХЦЧ
ЏШЩЪЫЬЭ
ЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄В̌ӘӘ́Ә̃ӚӔ
ҒГ̧Г̑Г̄Г̣Г̌Ҕ
ӺҒ̌ӶԀԂ
Д̆Д̣ԪԬД̆Ӗ
Е̄Е̃Ё̄Є̈ӁҖ
ӜԄҘӞЗ̌З̱З̣
ԐԐ̈ӠԆӢИ̃Ҋ
ӤИ́ҚӃҠҞҜ
ԞК̣ԚӅԮԒԠ
ԈԔӍӉҢԨӇ
ҤԢԊО́О̀О̆О̂
О̃О̄ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄Ө́
Ө̆ӪҨԤҦР̌Ҏ
ԖҪС̣С̱ԌТ̌Т̣
ҬԎУ̃Ӯ
ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣
Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺ
Һ̈ԦҴҶӴ
ӋҸҼҾ
Ы̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆Э̄Э̇
ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈Ю̈́Ю̄
Я̆Я̄Я̈ԘԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ѸѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶ

Dje is the sixth letter of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet, used in Serbo-Croatian to represent the voiced alveolo-palatal affricate /dʑ/.

Dje corresponds to the Latin letter D with stroke (Đ đ) in Gaj's Latin alphabet of Serbo-Croatian and is so transliterated. When strokes are unavailable, it is transliterated as ⟨Dj dj⟩.

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HistoryEdit

Dje was constructed by request of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić.[1] There were several proposed shapes of the letter (one by Pavle Solarić, another by Gligorije Geršić). The variant now in use was designed by Lukijan Mušicki;[2][3][1] it was designed by modification of the letter Ћ, itself a revival of the old Cyrillic letter Djerv (Ꙉ).[1] The new letter was adopted in Karadžić's 1818 dictionary and thus entered widespread usage.[1]

Related letters and other similar charactersEdit

Computing codesEdit

Character Ђ ђ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER DJE CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER DJE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1026 U+0402 1106 U+0452
UTF-8 208 130 D0 82 209 146 D1 92
Numeric character reference Ђ Ђ ђ ђ
Code page 855 129 81 128 80
Windows-1251 128 80 144 90
ISO-8859-5 162 A2 242 F2
Macintosh Cyrillic 171 AB 172 AC

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Maretić, Tomislav. Gramatika i stilistika hrvatskoga ili srpskoga književnog jezika, p. 14-15. 1899.
  2. ^ Lalević, Miodrag S. (1953). Potsetnik iz srpskohrvatskog jezika i pravopisa: s pravopisnim i jezičkim savetnikom. Rad. p. 75. Облик му је у Вуковој азбуци дао песник Лукијан Мушицки
  3. ^ Петар Ђорђић. Историја српске ћирилице. Београд, 1971.

External linksEdit

  •   The dictionary definition of Ђ at Wiktionary
  •   The dictionary definition of ђ at Wiktionary