Ƒ

letter of the Latin alphabet

The letter Ƒ (minuscule: ƒ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, based on the italic form of F. It is used in writing the Ewe language to represent a voiceless bilabial fricative (IPA: /ɸ/), as distinct from the letter F, which represents a voiceless labiodental fricative. Compare Ʋ, which is the equivalent voiced sound.

The minuscule ƒ is also used as an abbreviation for florin, gulden and guilder.

The lowercase ƒ is also used in mathamatics for funtion notation:

ƒ(x)=πx2

Use on computersEdit

Older fonts and character encodings included only the minuscule form for its use as an abbreviation. Unicode includes both the majuscule and the minuscule.

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