U+0269 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block IPA Extensions in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Lowercase Letter and is mainly used in the Latin script. It is related to its uppercase variant Ɩ and its titlecase variant Ɩ.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Neutral East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Left To Right and is not mirrored. The glyph can, under circumstances, be confused with 57 other glyphs. In text U+0269 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Lower for sentence and ALetter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Latin iota (majuscule: Ɩ, minuscule: ɩ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, based on the lowercase of the Greek letter iota (ι).

It was formerly used in the International Phonetic Alphabet to represent the vowel in English "bit". It was replaced by a small capital I (ɪ) in 1989, but it can still be found in use in some later works.

Ɩ has been adopted as a letter in the alphabets of some African languages, such as Kabiyé. Its capital form has a hook to distinguish it from capital I. The dotted or accented italic form ɩ is very often indistinguishable from the italic letter small I i in serif fonts.


System Representation
UTF-8 C9 A9
UTF-16 02 69
UTF-32 00 00 02 69
URL-Quoted %C9%A9
HTML-Escape ɩ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake É©

Related Characters

  • Ɩ
  • ᶥ


  • i
  • ⍳
  • i
  • ı
  • ij
  • ɨ
  • ɩ
  • ɪ
  • ˛
  • ͺ
  • ι
  • ы
  • і
  • ӏ
  • Ꭵ
  • ᵻ
  • ᵼ
  • ι
  • ℹ
  • ⅈ
  • ⅰ
  • ⅱ
  • ⅲ
  • ⅳ
  • ⅵ
  • ⅶ
  • ⅷ
  • ⅸ
  • ⅺ
  • ⅻ
  • ⍳
  • ⍸
  • ⒤
  • ꙇ
  • fi
  • ffi
  • i
  • 𑣃
  • 𝐢
  • 𝑖
  • 𝒊
  • 𝒾
  • 𝓲
  • 𝔦
  • 𝕚
  • 𝖎
  • 𝗂
  • 𝗶
  • 𝘪
  • 𝙞
  • 𝚒
  • 𝚤
  • 𝛊
  • 𝜄
  • 𝜾
  • 𝝸
  • 𝞲


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) IPA_Ext
General Category (gc) Lowercase Letter
Script (sc) Latin
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) ɩ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ɩ
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ɩ
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Ɩ
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Ɩ
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Ɩ
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Ɩ
Case Folding (cf) ɩ
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ɩ
Bidi Paired Bracket Type (bpt) None
Cased (Cased)
Composition Exclusion (CE)
Case Ignorable (CI)
Full Composition Exclusion (Comp_Ex)
Changes When Casefolded (CWCF)
Changes When Casemapped (CWCM)
Changes When NFKC Casefolded (CWKCF)
Changes When Lowercased (CWL)
Changes When Titlecased (CWT)
Changes When Uppercased (CWU)
Dash (Dash)
Deprecated (Dep)
Default Ignorable Code Point (DI)
Diacritic (Dia)
East Asian Width (ea) Neutral
Extender (Ext)
FC NFKC Closure (FC_NFKC) ɩ
Grapheme Cluster Break (GCB) Any
Grapheme Base (Gr_Base)
Grapheme Extend (Gr_Ext)
Hex Digit (Hex)
Hangul Syllable Type (hst) Not Applicable
Hyphen (Hyphen)
ID Continue (IDC)
Ideographic (Ideo)
ID Start (IDS)
IDS Binary Operator (IDSB)
IDS Trinary Operator and (IDST)
Indic Positional Category (InPC) NA
Indic Syllabic Category (InSC) Other
ISO 10646 Comment (isc)
Joining Group (jg) No_Joining_Group
Join Control (Join_C)
Jamo Short Name (JSN)
Joining Type (jt) Non Joining
Line Break (lb) Alphabetic
Logical Order Exception (LOE)
Math (Math)
Noncharacter Code Point (NChar)
NFC Quick Check (NFC_QC) Yes
NFD Quick Check (NFD_QC) Yes
NFKC Casefold (NFKC_CF) ɩ
NFKC Quick Check (NFKC_QC) Yes
NFKD Quick Check (NFKD_QC) Yes
Numeric Type (nt) None
Numeric Value (nv) NaN
Other Alphabetic (OAlpha)
Other Default Ignorable Code Point (ODI)
Other Grapheme Extend (OGr_Ext)
Other ID Continue (OIDC)
Other ID Start (OIDS)
Other Lowercase (OLower)
Other Math (OMath)
Other Uppercase (OUpper)
Pattern Syntax (Pat_Syn)
Pattern White Space (Pat_WS)
Quotation Mark (QMark)
Radical (Radical)
Sentence Break (SB) Lower
Simple Case Folding (scf) ɩ
Script Extension (scx) Latin
Soft Dotted (SD)
STerm (STerm)
Terminal Punctuation (Term)
Unified Ideograph (UIdeo)
Variation Selector (VS)
Word Break (WB) ALetter
White Space (WSpace)
XID Continue (XIDC)
XID Start (XIDS)
Expands On NFC (XO_NFC)
Expands On NFD (XO_NFD)
Expands On NFKC (XO_NFKC)
Expands On NFKD (XO_NFKD)