Ġ (minuscule: ġ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed from G with the addition of a dot above the letter.
Ġ is used in some Arabic transliteration schemes, such as DIN 31635 and ISO 233, to represent the letter غ (ġain).
Ġ in the Chechen Latin alphabet is an analog of Cyrillic гI.
Ġ was formerly used in Irish to represent the lenited form of G. The digraph gh is now used.
Ġ is the 7th letter of the Maltese alphabet, preceded by F and followed by G. It represents the sound [dʒ].
⟨Ġ⟩ is sometimes used in scholarly representation of Old English to represent [j] or [dʒ], to distinguish it from [ɡ], which is otherwise spelled identically. The digraph ⟨cg⟩ was also used to represent [dʒ].
⟨Ġ⟩ is used in some Ukrainian transliteration schemes, mainly ISO 9:1995, as the letter Ґ.
⟨ġ⟩ is sometimes used as a phonetic symbol transcribing [ɣ] or [ŋ].
ISO 8859-3 (Latin-3) includes Ġ at D5 and ġ at F5 for use in Maltese, and ISO 8859-14 (Latin-8) includes Ġ at B2 and ġ at B3 for use in Irish.
Precomposed characters for Ġ and ġ have been present in Unicode since version 1.0. As part of WGL4, it can be expected to display correctly on most computer systems.
|| Code points
| LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G WITH DOT ABOVE|
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G + COMBINING DOT ABOVE
| LATIN SMALL LETTER G WITH DOT ABOVE|
LATIN SMALL LETTER G + COMBINING DOT ABOVE