Insular g

Insular G (Ᵹ ᵹ; image: Carolingian g from the Continent, thus used two forms of g as separate letters.

Letter

The lowercase insular g () was used in Irish linguistics as a phonetic character for ], and on this basis is encoded in the Phonetic Extensions block of Unicode 4.1 (March 2005) as U+1D79. Its capital () was introduced in Unicode 5.1 (April 2008) at U+A77D. The insular g is one of several insular letters encoded into Unicode but few fonts will display all of these symbols although some will display the lowercase insular g (ᵹ) and the tironian et (). One font that supports the other characters is Junicode.

The insular form of g is still used in traditional Gaelic script.

See also

External links

  • yogh)
  • On the derivation of YOGH and EZH shows insular g in several typefaces.


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