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Ġ (minuscule: ġ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed from G with the addition of a dot above the letter. The dot is sometimes placed within the capital, rather than above.

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Usage

Arabic

Ġ is used in some Arabic transliteration schemes, such as DIN 31635 and ISO 233, to represent the letter غ (ġayn).

Chechen

Ġ in Chechen Latin-based alphabet is an analog of Cyrillic гI.

Irish

Ġ was formerly used in Irish to represent the lenited form of G. The digraph gh is now used.

Maltese

Ġ is the 7th letter of the Maltese alphabet, preceded by F and followed by G. It represents a voiced postalveolar affricate (IPA: /dʒ/).

Old English

Ġ is sometimes used in scholarly representation of Old English to represent a soft g pronounced /j/, to distinguish it from /g/ which is otherwise spelled identically. The two sounds were not distinguished in Anglo-Saxon spelling.

Ukrainian

Ġ is used in some Ukrainian transliteration schemes, mainly ISO 9:1995, as the letter Ґ.

Phonetic transcription

ġ is sometimes used as a phonetic symbol. It can represent:

Computer encoding

ISO 8859-3 (Latin-3) includes Ġ at D5 and ġ at F5 for use in Maltese, and ISO 8859-14 (Latin-8) includes Ġ at B2 and ġ at B3 for use in Irish.

Precomposed characters for Ġ and ġ have been present in Unicode since version 1.0. As part of WGL4, it can be expected to display correctly on most computer systems.

Appearance Code points Name
Ġ U+0120
U+0047, U+0307
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G WITH DOT ABOVE
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G + COMBINING DOT ABOVE budalo
ġ U+0121
U+0067, U+0307
LATIN SMALL LETTER G WITH DOT ABOVE
LATIN SMALL LETTER G + COMBINING DOT ABOVE
The basic modern Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Letter G with diacritics
Letters using dot-above sign

history palaeography derivations diacritics punctuation numerals Unicode list of letters ISO/IEC 646



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Translingual

The Latin script
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Variations of letter G

Ǵǵ Ğğ Ĝĝ Ǧǧ Ġġ Ģģ Ḡḡ Ǥǥ Ɠɠ ɢ Ŋŋ

Letters using dot sign

Letter

Ġ upper case (lower case ġ)

  1. The letter G with a dot above.

Maltese

Letter

Ġ (upper case, lower case ġ)

  1. The seventh letter of the Maltese alphabet, after F.

Simple English

The Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd
Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj
Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp
Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv
Ww Xx Yy Zz

G is the 7th (number 7) letter in the English alphabet.

Meanings for G









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