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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.svg
Phonetic usage:[d͡ʒ]
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

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

Language Pronunciation Notes
Gagauz /d͡ʒ/ voiced postalveolar affricate, like the pronunciation of ⟨j⟩ in "jam" corresponds to ⟨c⟩ in the Latin alphabet
Romanian/Moldovan corresponds to ⟨g⟩ before front vowels in the Latin alphabet; replaced the traditional letter Џ

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 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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