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ISO basic Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg
Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn
Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu
Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Cursive.svg
Circle sheer blue 29.gif
Circle sheer blue 29.gif
Cursive script 'w' and capital 'W'

W (named double-u,[1] plural double-ues[2][3]) is the 23rd letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

In ither Germanic leids, includin German, its name is similar tae that o Inglis V.[4] In mony leids, its name leeterally means "double v": Spainyie doble ve (tho it can be spelt uve doble),[5][note 1] French double vé, Icelandic tvöfalt vaff, Czech dvojité vé, Finnish kaksois-vee, etc.

Computin codes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Character W w
Unicode name LATIN CAIPITAL LETTER W     LATIN SMAA LETTER W
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 87 U+0057 119 U+0077
UTF-8 87 57 119 77
Numeric character reference W W w w
EBCDIC faimily 230 E6 166 A6
ASCII 1 87 57 119 77
1 An aa for encodins based on ASCII, includin the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 an Macintosh faimilies o encodins.

Ither representations[eedit | eedit soorce]

NATO phonetic Morse code
Whiskey ·––
ICS Whiskey.svg Semaphore Whiskey.svg ⠺
Signal flag Flag semaphore Braille

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. In American Spanish, it is doble ve, similar regional variations exist in other Spanish-speaking countries

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Pronounced /ˈdʌbəljuː/, /ˈdʌbəjuː/, /ˈdʌbəjə/, or /ˈdʌbjə/
  2. "W", Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993)
  3. Brown & Kiddle (1870) The institutes of grammar, p. 19.
    Double-ues is the plural of the name of the letter; the plural of the letter itself is written W's, Ws, w's, or ws.
  4. W: German on Wiktionary
  5. "Real Academia Española elimina la Ch y ll del alfabeto". Taringa!. November 5, 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The dictionar defineetion o W at Wiktionar
  • The dictionar defineetion o w at Wiktionar


Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Letter W with diacritics
Ẃẃ Ẁẁ Ŵŵ Ẅẅ Ẇẇ Ẉẉ W̊ẘ Ⱳⱳ
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