Zhe with breve
|The Cyrillic script|
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).
Zhe with breve is or has been used in the alphabets of the following languages:
|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.
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER
ZHE WITH BREVE
|CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER|
ZHE WITH BREVE
|UTF-8||211 129||D3 81||211 130||D3 82|
|Numeric character reference||Ӂ