Zhe with breve

Zhe with breve (Ӂ ӂ; italics: Ӂ ӂ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script, created by Soviet linguists for the cyrillization of non-Slavic languages. Its form is derived from the Cyrillic letter Zhe (Ж ж Ж ж).

Cyrillic letter
Zhe with breve
Cyrillic letter Zhe with Breve.svg
Phonetic usage:[d͡ʒ]
The Cyrillic script
Slavic letters
АБВГҐДЂ
ЃЕЀЁЄЖЗ
З́ЅИЍЙІЇ
ЈКЛЉМНЊ
ОŌПРСС́Т
ЋЌУӮЎФХ
ЦЧЏШЩЪЫ
ЬЭЮЯ
Non-Slavic letters
А́А̀ӐА̄А̊А̃Ӓ
Ӓ̄ӔӘӘ́Ә̃ӚВ̌
ҒГ̑Г̣Г̌ҔӺҒ̌
ӶД̣Д̆ӖЕ̄Е̃Ё̄
Є̈ӁҖӜҘӞЗ̌
З̱З̣ԐԐ̈ӠӢИ̃
ҊӤИ́ҚӃҠҞ
ҜК̣ԚӅԮԒӍ
ӉҢԨӇҤО́О̀
О̆О̂О̃ӦӦ̄ӨӨ̄
Ө́Ө̆ӪҨԤР̌Ҏ
ҪС̣С̱Т̌Т̣ҬУ̃
ӰӰ́ӲҮҮ́ҰХ̣
Х̱Х̮Х̑ҲӼӾҺ
Һ̈ԦҴҶӴӋҸ
ҼҾЫ̆Ы̄ӸҌЭ̆
Э̄Э̇ӬӬ́Ӭ̄Ю̆Ю̈
Ю̈́Ю̄Я̆Я̄Я̈ԜӀ
Archaic letters
ҀѺ
ОУѠѼѾ
ѢѤѦ
ѪѨѬѮ
ѰѲѴѶԘ
ԀԔԖԠԢ
Ҧ
ԂԄԈԊԌ
ԎԆԞ
ԘԪԬГ̧Г̄

Zhe with breve is or has been used in the alphabets of the following languages:

Language Pronunciation Notes
Gagauz (1957–1993) /d͡ʒ/ voiced postalveolar affricate, like the pronunciation of ⟨j⟩ in "jam" Corresponds to ⟨c⟩ in the Latin alphabet. Used for the Cyrillic alphabet of the Gagauz language, which was dropped in 1993 and is no longer in use.
Moldovan Cyrillic Corresponds to ⟨g⟩ before front vowels in the Latin alphabet; the Cyrillic letter Џ had been used for a similar sound until the 19th century. Used for the Moldovan Cyrillic alphabet of the Romanian language.

Zhe with breve corresponds in other Cyrillic alphabets to the digraphs ⟨дж⟩ or ⟨чж⟩, or to the letters Che with descender (Ҷ ҷ), Che with vertical stroke (Ҹ ҹ), Dzhe (Џ џ), Khakassian Che (Ӌ ӌ), Zhe with diaeresis (Ӝ ӝ), or Zhje (Җ җ).

Traditionally, these characters were transliterated into the International English character set as ⟨dzh⟩, as in Birobidzhan; but more recently, especially in the US, they are transliterated as ⟨j⟩, as in Azerbaijan.

Computing codesEdit

Character information
Preview Ӂ ӂ
Unicode name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
ZHE WITH BREVE
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER
ZHE WITH BREVE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 1217 U+04C1 1218 U+04C2
UTF-8 211 129 D3 81 211 130 D3 82
Numeric character reference Ӂ Ӂ ӂ ӂ

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