U+0455 was added to Unicode in version 1.1 (1993). It belongs to the block Cyrillic in the Basic Multilingual Plane.

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

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 31 other glyphs. In text U+0455 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:

Dzelo (Ѕ ѕ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script, used in the Macedonian language to represent the voiced alveolar affricate /dz/, pronounced like (ds) in "pods". It is derived from the letter dzelo or zelo of the Early Cyrillic alphabet, and it was used historically for Old Church Slavonic, Ukrainian, Russian, and Romanian.

Although fully obsolete everywhere in the Cyrillic world by the 19th century, the letter zelo was revived in 1944 by the designers of the alphabet of the then-codified Macedonian language. As the Macedonian language is central to the Balkan Linguistic Union, the phonetical need for this individual letter is consistent with the phoneme's presence in Greek (δζ), and Albanian (x), both non-Slavic neighbours to the Macedonian language. In the early 21st century, the same letter also appeared in Vojislav Nikčević's proposal for the new alphabet for the modern Montenegrin language.

The most common early letterform (Ѕ ѕ) resembles the Latin letter S (S s), but it is also seen reversed (ꙅ) like the Latin letter Reversed S (Ƨ ƨ), or with a tail and a tick (ꙃ).

The Abkhaz language includes a letter with an identical function and name, but different shape. See Abkhazian Dze for more information.


System Representation
UTF-8 D1 95
UTF-16 04 55
UTF-32 00 00 04 55
URL-Quoted %D1%95
HTML-Escape ѕ
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ѕ
HTML-Escape ѕ
digraph ds
LaTeX \cyrchar\cyrdze
Encoding: ISO-8859-5 (hex bytes) F5
Encoding: WINDOWS-1251 (hex bytes) BE
Encoding: X-MAC-CYRILLIC (hex bytes) CF

Related Characters

  • Ѕ


  • s
  • 𝐬
  • s
  • ƽ
  • ʂ
  • ʦ
  • ʪ
  • ѕ
  • ᵴ
  • ₨
  • ℁
  • ⒮
  • ꜱ
  • st
  • s
  • 𐑈
  • 𑣁
  • 𝐬
  • 𝑠
  • 𝒔
  • 𝓈
  • 𝓼
  • 𝔰
  • 𝕤
  • 𝖘
  • 𝗌
  • 𝘀
  • 𝘴
  • 𝙨
  • 𝚜
  • 🝜


Complete Record

Property Value
Age (age) 1.1
Unicode 1 Name (na1)
Block (blk) Cyrillic
General Category (gc) Lowercase Letter
Script (sc) Cyrillic
Bidirectional Category (bc) Left To Right
Combining Class (ccc) Not Reordered
Decomposition Type (dt) None
Decomposition Mapping (dm) ѕ
Lowercase (Lower)
Simple Lowercase Mapping (slc) ѕ
Lowercase Mapping (lc) ѕ
Uppercase (Upper)
Simple Uppercase Mapping (suc) Ѕ
Uppercase Mapping (uc) Ѕ
Simple Titlecase Mapping (stc) Ѕ
Titlecase Mapping (tc) Ѕ
Case Folding (cf) ѕ
ASCII Hex Digit (AHex)
Alphabetic (Alpha)
Bidi Control (Bidi_C)
Bidi Mirrored (Bidi_M)
Bidi Paired Bracket (bpb) ѕ
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) ѕ
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) ѕ
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) ѕ
Script Extension (scx) Cyrillic
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)