|Cyrillic letter Je|
|The Cyrillic script|
Je (Ј ј; italics: Ј ј) is a letter of the Cyrillic script, taken over from the Latin letter J.
It commonly represents the palatal approximant /j/, like the pronunciation of ⟨y⟩ in "yes".
The Cyrillic letter ј was introduced in the 1818 Serbian dictionary of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, on the basis of the Latin letter j. Karadžić had previously used ї instead for the same sound, a usage he took from Dositej Obradović, and the final choice also notably edged out another expected candidate, й, used in every other standard Slavic-language Cyrillic script.
|Altai||voiced palatal plosive /ɟ/|
|Azerbaijani||/j/||corresponds to ⟨y⟩ in the official Latin alphabet.|
|Kildin Sami||voiceless palatal approximant /j̊/||the letter Short I with tail (Ҋ ҋ) is also used.|
|Macedonian||/j/||Prior to the development of the Macedonian alphabet in 1944-45, Macedonian authors used either І і or Й й.|
|Ossetian||/j/||used in the original (pre-1923) Cyrillic orthography.|
|Serbian||/j/||in Vuk Karadžić's alphabet, the letter Je replaced the traditional letter Short I (Й й), which invited accusations of submission to the Latin script and Catholic Church (in Austria) from the Orthodox clergy.|
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER JE||CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER JE|
|UTF-8||208 136||D0 88||209 152||D1 98|
|Numeric character reference||Ј
|Named character reference||Ј||ј|
|Code page 855||143||8F||142||8E|