Latin Small Letter B b

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U+0062
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Symbol Meaning

Latin Small Letter B b. Such lowercase Latin letters appeared in the Middle Ages from the so-called "minuscule script", which was used to save expensive parchment.

In Cyrillic script, people used to save space between letters in a different way. They would write letters above other letters and pick cheaper materials like birch bark. Minuscule letters were not widely used, which is why, for example, Russian writing seemed to consist only of capital letters. As for people from other cultures, it's necessary to mention that Bulgarians and Serbs borrowed some typographic traditions from the West, so their script is closer to the Latin script.

The symbol “Latin Small Letter B” is included in the “Lowercase Latin alphabet” subblock of the “Basic Latin” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

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Unicode Name Latin Small Letter B
Unicode Number
HTML Code
CSS Code
Unicode Block Basic Latin
Unicode Subblock Lowercase Latin alphabet
Uppercase B
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Alt Code
Version 1.1
Block Basic Latin
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 0062
Simple case change 0062
Alphabetic +
Lowercase +
Cased +
Changes_When_Uppercased +
Changes_When_Titlecased +
Changes_When_Casemapped +
ID_Start +
ID_Continue +
XID_Start +
XID_Continue +
Grapheme_Base +
age 1.1
scripts Latin
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 62 98 98 01100010
UTF-16BE 00 62 0 98 98 00000000 01100010
UTF-16LE 62 00 98 0 25088 01100010 00000000
UTF-32BE 00 00 00 62 0 0 0 98 98 00000000 00000000 00000000 01100010
UTF-32LE 62 00 00 00 98 0 0 0 1644167168 01100010 00000000 00000000 00000000
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