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Open o (majuscule: Ɔ, minuscule: ɔ) is a letter of the extended Latin alphabet. In the International Phonetic Alphabet, it represents the open-mid back rounded vowel. It is used in the orthographies of many African languages using the African reference alphabet.
The Yucatec Maya language used Ɔ as a consonant in the orthography of the Colonial period. Now dz or tz' is preferred.
|Unicode name||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER OPEN O||LATIN SMALL LETTER OPEN O|
|UTF-8||198 134||C6 86||201 148||C9 94|
|Numeric character reference||Ɔ||Ɔ||ɔ||ɔ|
On the Mac OS U.S. Extended keyboard, ɔ and Ɔ can be typed with ⌥ Option+: followed by c or C.
On a personal computer, ɔ can be typed by holding the ALT key and typing 596 on the number keypad. The capital Ɔ can be typed similarly by using ALT+390.
- Ɔ with diacritics: ɔ́ ɔ̀ ɔ̃ ᶗ
- Uralic Phonetic Alphabet-specific symbols related to Ɔ :
- U+1D10 ᴐ LATIN LETTER SMALL CAPITAL OPEN O
- U+1D12 ᴒ LATIN SMALL LETTER SIDEWAYS OPEN O
- U+1D53 ᵓ MODIFIER LETTER SMALL OPEN O
Similar looking lettersEdit
The Norwegian and Danish explanatory symbol (forklaringstegnet) can be typeset using the open o followed by a colon, thus: ɔ:. It is used for the meaning "namely", "id est", "scilicet" or similar and can be likened to the therefore sign (∴).
- Constable, Peter (2004-04-19). "L2/04-132 Proposal to add additional phonetic characters to the UCS" (PDF).
- Everson, Michael; et al. (2002-03-20). "L2/02-141: Uralic Phonetic Alphabet characters for the UCS" (PDF).
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