Character  ij 
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LIGATURE IJ
Latin Extended-A U+0133

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ij lower case (upper case IJ)

  1. A ligature, alternative spelling of the digraph ij.

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IJ ij

  1. A ligature in Dutch that is not officially part of the Dutch alphabet; however, it is capitalized as if it were one.

Usage notesEdit

  • In typing, the combination of i and j is commonly used. In handwriting, it is mostly written as ÿ.
  • Being a single letter, ij has to be capitalized as IJ. For example: IJmuiden.
  • Dutch dictionaries sort ij as the combination of i and j, while Dutch phonebooks sort ij together with y.
  • In certain dialects, the sound ij has retained its original long /i:/ pronunciation. Compare wijf and wief.

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Last modified on 23 January 2014, at 04:52