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This article is about the letter of the alphabet. For other uses, see T (disambiguation).

Not to be confused with ㅜ.

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

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Cursive script 't' and capital 'T'

T (named tee /ˈtiː/) is the 20th letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is the most commonly used consonant and the second most common letter in the English language.

Contents

1 History,

2 Usage,

3 Related letters and other similar characters,

4 Computing codes,

5 Other representations,

6 References,

7 External links,

History:

Phoenician, Taw

Etruscan,

T

Greek, Tau

Taw was the last letter of the Western Semitic and Hebrew alphabets. The sound value of Semitic Taw, Greek alphabet Tαυ (Tau), Old Italic and Latin T has remained fairly constant, representing t in each of these; and it has also kept its original basic shape in all of these alphabets.

Usage:

In English, ⟨t⟩ often denotes the voiceless alveolar plosive (International Phonetic Alphabet and X-SAMPA: /t/), as in "tart", "tee", or "ties", often with aspiration at the beginnings of words or before stressed vowels.

A common digraph is th, which usually represents the voiceless dental fricative, but occasionally is a t with a silent h (as in Thomas and thyme.)

Related letters and other similar characters:

Τ τ : Greek letter Tau,

Т т : Cyrillic letter Te,

Computing codes:

Character

T

t

Unicode name

LATIN CAPITAL LETTER T

LATIN SMALL LETTER T

Encodings

decimal

hex

decimal

hex

Unicode

84

U+0054

116

U+0074

UTF-8

84

54

116

74

Numeric character reference

T

T

t

t

EBCDIC family

227

E3

163

A3

ASCII

84

54

116

74

Also for encodings based on ASCII, including the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 and Macintosh families of encodings.

Other representations:

NATO phonetic

Morse code

Tango

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Signal flag

Flag semaphore

Braille