Ƀ

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B with stroke (majuscule: Ƀ, minuscule: ƀ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed from B with the addition of a bar, which can be through either the ascender or the bowl. It is used as a phonetic symbol to represent to transcribe the sound [β].[1]

Ƀ is also a letter of the alphabets of the Jarai and Katu languages of Vietnam, and is used in standardized texts in Old Saxon as well as in reconstructed forms of Proto-Germanic

A website of bitcoin industry members is promoting usage of the symbol as replacement of other symbols for the bitcoin digital currency that lacked Unicode representation.[2] Some bitcoin companies have adopted this usage.[2]

Unicode[edit]

The minuscule form has been present in Unicode since version 1 (1991), but the majuscule form was not added until version 5 (2006).

Character Ƀ ƀ
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B WITH STROKE LATIN SMALL LETTER B WITH STROKE
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 579 U+0243 384 U+0180
UTF-8 201 131 C9 83 198 128 C6 80
Numeric character reference Ƀ Ƀ ƀ ƀ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pullum, Geoffrey K.; Ladusaw, William A. (1996). Phonetic Symbol Guide. University of Chicago Press. p. 21. 
  2. ^ a b Cawrey, Daniel (2014-04-09). "Industry group aims to change bitcoin symbol to ‘Ƀ’". CoinDesk. 
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