Latin Small Letter I


Symbol Meaning

Latin Small Letter I i. Such lowercase Latin letters appeared in the Middle Ages from the so-called "minuscule script", which was applied in order to spend less money on expensive parchment.

What came to the Cyrillic script, people used to save space in a different way. They would write letters above letters and pick cheaper materials like birch bark. Minuscule letters were not widely used there, which is why, for example, Russian writing seemed to consist only of capital letters. As for people from other relative 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 I” 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.

Text is also available in the following languages: Русский;

Unicode Name Latin Small Letter I
Unicode Number
CSS Code
Unicode Block Basic Latin
Unicode Subblock Lowercase Latin alphabet
Uppercase I
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 0069
Simple case change 0069
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 69 105 105 01101001
UTF-16BE 00 69 0 105 105 00000000 01101001
UTF-16LE 69 00 105 0 26880 01101001 00000000
UTF-32BE 00 00 00 69 0 0 0 105 105 00000000 00000000 00000000 01101001
UTF-32LE 69 00 00 00 105 0 0 0 1761607680 01101001 00000000 00000000 00000000