A with macron
|The Cyrillic script|
|Archaic or unused letters|
A with macron (А̄ а̄; italics: А̄ а̄) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. In all its forms it looks exactly like the Latin letter A with macron (Ā ā Ā ā).
A with macron is used in the Aleut (Bering dialect), Evenki, Ingush, Mansi, Nanai, Orok, Ulch, Kildin Sami, Selkup, and Chechen languages.
A with macron also appears in the Bulgarian and Serbian languages in some dialects.
Being a relatively recent letter, not present in any legacy 8-bit Cyrillic encoding, the letter А̄ is not represented directly by a precomposed character in Unicode either; it has to be composed as А+◌̄ (U+0304).
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER A||CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER A||COMBINING MACRON|
|UTF-8||208 144||D0 90||208 176||D0 B0||204 132||CC 84|
|Numeric character reference||А
|Named character reference||А||а|
A with macron is used in the South Slavic languages mostly in Bulgarian usually used before or after another stressed vowel: глāвà, крāкà, овчāрè, ковāчè, юнāцѝ, and граждāнè.