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Glyph for U+0409
Source: Noto Sans

U+0409 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER LJE

U+0409 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block U+0400 to U+04FF Cyrillic in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Uppercase Letter and is mainly used in the Cyrillic script. It is related to its lowercase variant Glyph for U+0459 Cyrillic Small Letter Lje.

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. In text U+0409 behaves as Alphabetic regarding line breaks. It has type Upper for sentence and Alphabetic Letter for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Lje (Љ љ; italics: Љ љ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

Lje represents a palatal lateral /ʎ/, a sound similar (but not identical) to the palatalized alveolar lateral, which is in some languages represented by the digraph ⟨ль⟩ and pronounced /lʲ/ like the ⟨ll⟩ in "million". Compare Latvian ⟨ļ⟩, Slovak ⟨ľ⟩, Portuguese ⟨lh⟩, Spanish ⟨ll⟩ and Italian ⟨gl⟩.

Lje is a ligature of ⟨л⟩ and ⟨ь⟩. It was invented by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić for use in his 1818 dictionary, replacing the earlier digraph ⟨ль⟩. It corresponds to the digraph ⟨Lj⟩ in Gaj's Latin alphabet for Serbo-Croatian.

It is today used in Macedonian, variants of Serbo-Croatian when written in Cyrillic (Bosnian, Montenegrin and Serbian), and Itelmen.

Lje is commonly transliterated as lj but it can also be transliterated as ľ, or ļ.

Representations

System Representation
1033
UTF-8 D0 89
UTF-16 04 09
UTF-32 00 00 04 09
URL-Quoted %D0%89
HTML-Escape Љ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake Љ
HTML-Escape Љ
Encoding: ISO-8859-5 (hex bytes) A9
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) 8A
Encoding: X-MAC-CYRILLIC (hex bytes) BC
LATEX \cyrchar\CYRLJE
Adobe Glyph List Ljecyrillic
Adobe Glyph List afii10058
digraph LJ

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Complete Record

Property Value
Age 1.1 (1993)
Unicode Name CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER LJE
Unicode 1 Name
Block Cyrillic
General Category Uppercase Letter
Script Cyrillic
Bidirectional Category Left To Right
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+0409 Cyrillic Capital Letter Lje
Lowercase
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0459 Cyrillic Small Letter Lje
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+0459 Cyrillic Small Letter Lje
Uppercase
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0409 Cyrillic Capital Letter Lje
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+0409 Cyrillic Capital Letter Lje
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0409 Cyrillic Capital Letter Lje
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+0409 Cyrillic Capital Letter Lje
Case Folding Glyph for U+0459 Cyrillic Small Letter Lje
ASCII Hex Digit
Alphabetic
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Cased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Dash
Deprecated
Diacritic
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Emoji
Extender
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+0409 Cyrillic Capital Letter Lje
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
Hyphen
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Ideographic
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Math
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+0459 Cyrillic Small Letter Lje
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Radical
Sentence Break Upper
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Alphabetic Letter
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+0409 Cyrillic Capital Letter Lje
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Neutral
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Alphabetic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+0459 Cyrillic Small Letter Lje
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation R