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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