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B is the second letter of the latin alphabet. In unicode, it is encoded as Latin Capital Letter B, U+0042 (B) and Latin Small Letter B, U+0062 (b).

Appearance Edit

The upper case letter is identical to Greek Capital Letter Beta, U+0392 (Β) and Cyrillic Capital Letter Ve, U+0412 (В), as well as Cherokee Letter Yv, U+13F4 (Ᏼ).

Usage Edit

It is used in many languages, that use the latin alphabet. Though some languages, such as Finnish and Greenlandic, don't have voiced plosives, and so only use b in loan words.

In the International Phonetic Alphabet, a lower case b represents a voiced bilabial plosive.

Diacritics, ligatures and derivations Edit

The number of diacritics that a b can take is relatively restricted. The full list of precomposed diacritics follows here.

Above the letter:

Diacritic Capital Unicode point Lower case Unicode point Usage
Dot (˙) U+1E02 U+1E03 Old Irish

Below the letter:

Diacritic Capital Unicode point Lower case Unicode point Usage
Dot U+1E04 U+1E05 ?
Macron U+1E06 U+1E07 e.g. Biblical Hebrew transcription

Through the letter or as part of the letter:

Diacritic Capital Unicode point Lower case Unicode point Usage
Stroke Ƀ U+0243 ƀ U+0180 e.g. Jarai
Middle tilde U+1D6C Phonetics?
Topbar Ƃ U+0182 ƃ U+0183 Zhuang until 1986
Hook Ɓ U+0181 ɓ U+0253 IPA
Flourish U+A796 U+A797 Old Vietnamese
Palatal hook U+1D80 Phonetics?

Ligatures:

Letters Capital Unicode point Lower case Unicode point Usage
DB ligature ȸ U+0238 Phonetics

Derived letters:

Variation Capital Unicode point Lower case Unicode point Usage
Small capital ʙ U+0229 e.g. IPA
Small capital with stroke U+1D03 Phonetics?
Beta U+A7B4 U+A7B5 e.g. IPA

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