Ġ ( minuscule: ġ) is a letter of the Latin script, formed from G with the addition of a dot above the letter.
Ġ is used in some
Arabic transliteration schemes, such as DIN 31635 and ISO 233, to represent the letter غ ( ġain). Armenian [ edit ]
Ġ is used in the
romanization of Classical or Eastern Armenian to represent the letter Ղ/ղ ( ġat). Azerbaijani [ edit ]
Ġ in the
Azeri Latin Universal alphabet denotes sound /ʕ/. Chechen [ edit ]
Ġ in the
Chechen Latin alphabet is an analog of Cyrillic гI. Inupiat [ edit ]
Ġ is used in some dialects of
Inupiat to represent the voiced uvular fricative /ʁ/.
Ġ was formerly used in
Irish to represent the lenited form of G. The digraph gh is now used. Maltese [ edit ]
Ġ is the 7th letter of the
Maltese alphabet, preceded by F and followed by G. It represents the sound [. dʒ] Old Czech [ edit ]
⟨ġ⟩ is sometimes (about 16th century) used to represent real
g, to distinguish it from the j (because of the consonant j was ordinarily written using letter g). Old English [ edit ]
⟨Ġ⟩ is sometimes used in scholarly representation of
Old English to represent [j] or [dʒ], to distinguish it from [ɡ], which is otherwise spelled identically. The digraph ⟨cg⟩ was also used to represent [dʒ]. Ukrainian [ edit ]
⟨Ġ⟩ is used in some
Ukrainian transliteration schemes, mainly ISO 9:1995, as the letter Ґ. Phonetic transcription [ edit ]
⟨ġ⟩ is sometimes used as a
phonetic symbol transcribing [ or ɣ] [. ŋ] Computer encoding [ edit ] 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 ġ U+0121 U+0067, U+0307 LATIN SMALL LETTER G WITH DOT ABOVE LATIN SMALL LETTER G + COMBINING DOT ABOVE