Armenian character notes

Updated 8 August, 2017 • tags scriptnotes, armenian

This page lists characters in the following Unicode block and provides information about them. It is not authoritative, peer-reviewed information – these are just notes I have gathered and copied from various places.

For information about the general features of the Armenian script see the Armenian script summary.

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Consonants

Բ

U+0532 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER BEN

b in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant բեն bɛn/pʰɛn    #value 2

b in eastern Armenian
in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

բ

U+0562 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER BEN

b in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant բեն bɛn/pʰɛn    #value 2

b in eastern Armenian
in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Գ

U+0533 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER GIM

g in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant գիմ gim/kʰim    #value 3

ɡ in eastern Armenian
in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

գ

U+0563 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER GIM

g in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant գիմ gim/kʰim    #value 3

ɡ in eastern Armenian
in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Դ

U+0534 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER DA

d in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant դա dɑ/tʰɑ    #value 4

d in eastern Armenian
in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

դ

U+0564 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER DA

d in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant դա dɑ/tʰɑ    #value 4

d in eastern Armenian
in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Զ

U+0536 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER ZA

z in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant զա    #value 6

z in eastern and western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

զ

U+0566 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER ZA

z in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant զա    #value 6

z in eastern and western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Թ

U+0539 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER TO

t’ in ISO 9985, otherwise tʿ

Armenian consonant թո tʰo    #value 9

in eastern and western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

թ

U+0569 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER TO

t’ in ISO 9985, otherwise tʿ

Armenian consonant թո tʰo    #value 9

in eastern and western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ժ

U+053A ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER ZHE

ž in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant ժե ʒɛ    #value 10

ʒ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ժ

U+056A ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER ZHE

ž in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant ժե ʒɛ    #value 10

ʒ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Լ

U+053C ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER LIWN

l in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant լյուն ljun/lʏn    #value 30

l in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

լ

U+056C ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER LIWN

l in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant լյուն ljun/lʏn    #value 30

l in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Խ

U+053D ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER XEH

x in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant խե χɛ    #value 40

χ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

խ

U+056D ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER XEH

x in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant խե χɛ    #value 40

χ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ծ

U+053E ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER CA

ç in ISO 9985, otherwise c

Armenian consonant ծա tsɑ/dzɑ    #value 50

ts in eastern Armenian
dz in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ծ

U+056E ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER CA

ç in ISO 9985, otherwise c

Armenian consonant ծա tsɑ/dzɑ    #value 50

ts in eastern Armenian
dz in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Կ

U+053F ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER KEN

k in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant կեն kɛn/ɡɛn    #value 60

k in eastern Armenian
ɡ in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

կ

U+056F ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER KEN

k in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant կեն kɛn/ɡɛn    #value 60

k in eastern Armenian
ɡ in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Հ

U+0540 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER HO

h in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant հօ ho    #value 70

h in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

հ

U+0570 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER HO

h in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant հօ ho    #value 70

h in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ձ

U+0541 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER JA

j in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant ձա dzɑ/tsʰɑ    #value 80

dz in eastern Armenian
tsʰ in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ձ

U+0571 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER JA

j in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant ձա dzɑ/tsʰɑ    #value 80

dz in eastern Armenian
tsʰ in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ղ

U+0542 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER GHAD

ġ in ISO 9985, otherwise ł

Armenian consonant ղատ ʁɑt/ʁɑd    #value 90

ʁin eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ղ

U+0572 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER GHAD

ġ in ISO 9985, otherwise ł

Armenian consonant ղատ ʁɑt/ʁɑd    #value 90

ʁin eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ճ

U+0543 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER CHEH

č̣ in ISO 9985, otherwise č

Armenian consonant ճե tʃɛ/dʒɛ    #value 100

in eastern Armenian
in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ճ

U+0573 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER CHEH

č̣ in ISO 9985, otherwise č

Armenian consonant ճե tʃɛ/dʒɛ    #value 100

in eastern Armenian
in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Մ

U+0544 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER MEN

m in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant մեն mɛn    #value 200

m in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

մ

U+0574 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER MEN

m in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant մեն mɛn    #value 200

m in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Յ

U+0545 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER YI

y in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant հի ji/hi    #value 300

h in eastern Armenian
j in western Armenian

Only used in classical orthography, word-initially and in some compound words.1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

յ

U+0575 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER YI

y in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant հի ji/hi    #value 300

h in eastern Armenian
j in western Armenian

Only used in classical orthography, word-initially and in some compound words.1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ն

U+0546 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER NOW

n in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant նու nu    #value 400

n/ŋ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ն

U+0576 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER NOW

n in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant նու nu    #value 400

n/ŋ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Շ

U+0547 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER SHA

š in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant շա ʃɑ    #value 500

ʃ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

շ

U+0577 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER SHA

š in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant շա ʃɑ    #value 500

ʃ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Չ

U+0549 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER CHA

č in ISO 9985, otherwise čʿ

Armenian consonant չա tʃʰɑ    #value 700

tʃʰ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

չ

U+0579 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER CHA

č in ISO 9985, otherwise čʿ

Armenian consonant չա tʃʰɑ    #value 700

tʃʰ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Պ

U+054A ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER PEH

p in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant պե pɛ/bɛ    #value 800

p in eastern Armenian
b in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

պ

U+057A ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER PEH

p in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant պե pɛ/bɛ    #value 800

p in eastern Armenian
b in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ջ

U+054B ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER JHEH

ǰ in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant ջե dʒɛ/tʃʰɛ    #value 900

in eastern Armenian
tʃʰ in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ջ

U+057B ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER JHEH

ǰ in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant ջե dʒɛ/tʃʰɛ    #value 900

in eastern Armenian
tʃʰ in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ռ

U+054C ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER RA

in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant ռա rɑ/ɾɑ    #value 1000

r in eastern Armenian
ɾ in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ռ

U+057C ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER RA

in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant ռա rɑ/ɾɑ    #value 1000

r in eastern Armenian
ɾ in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ս

U+054D ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER SEH

s in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant սե    #value 2000

s in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ս

U+057D ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER SEH

s in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant սե    #value 2000

s in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Վ

U+054E ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER VEW

v in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant վեվ vɛv    #value 3000

v in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

վ

U+057E ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER VEW

v in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant վեվ vɛv    #value 3000

v in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Տ

U+054F ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER TIWN

t in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant տյուն tjun/dʏn    #value 4000

t in eastern Armenian
d in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

տ

U+057F ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER TIWN

t in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant տյուն tjun/dʏn    #value 4000

t in eastern Armenian
d in western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ր

U+0550 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER REH

r in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant րե ɾɛ    #value 5000

ɾ in eastern & western Armenian

Iranian Armenians (a subbranch of Eastern Armenians) pronounce this letter as [ɹ], like in Classical Armenian.1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ր

U+0580 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER REH

r in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant րե ɾɛ    #value 5000

ɾ in eastern & western Armenian

Iranian Armenians (a subbranch of Eastern Armenians) pronounce this letter as [ɹ], like in Classical Armenian.1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ց

U+0551 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER CO

c’ in ISO 9985, otherwise cʿ

Armenian consonant ցո tsʰo    #value 6000

tsʰ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ց

U+0581 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER CO

c’ in ISO 9985, otherwise cʿ

Armenian consonant ցո tsʰo    #value 6000

tsʰ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ւ

U+0552 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER YIWN

w in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant վյուն hʏn    #value 7000

v in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ւ

U+0582 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER YIWN

w in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant վյուն hʏn    #value 7000

v in eastern & western Armenian

In reformed orthography, the letter ւ appears only as a component of ու. In classical orthography, the letter usually represents v, except in the digraph իւ ju. The spelling reform in Soviet Armenia replaced իւ with the trigraph յու.1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Փ

U+0553 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER PIWR

p’ in ISO 9985, otherwise pʿ

Armenian consonant փյուր pʰjuɾ/pʰʏɾ    #value 8000

in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

փ

U+0583 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER PIWR

p’ in ISO 9985, otherwise pʿ

Armenian consonant փյուր pʰjuɾ/pʰʏɾ    #value 8000

in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ք

U+0554 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER KEH

k’ in ISO 9985, otherwise kʿ

Armenian consonant քե kʰɛ    #value 9000

in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ք

U+0584 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER KEH

k’ in ISO 9985, otherwise kʿ

Armenian consonant քե kʰɛ    #value 9000

in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ֆ

U+0556 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER FEH

f in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant ֆե    no #value

f in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ֆ

U+0586 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER FEH

f in ISO 9985

Armenian consonant ֆե    no #value

f in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Vowels

Ա

U+0531 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER AYB

a in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel այբ ajb/ajpʰ    #value 1

ɑ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ա

U+0561 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER AYB

a in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel այբ ajb/ajpʰ    #value 1

ɑ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ե

U+0535 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER ECH

e in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel եչ jɛtʃʰ    #value 5

ɛ in eastern & western Armenian
in word initial position (except in the present tense of the verb 'to be').1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ե

U+0565 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER ECH

e in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel եչ jɛtʃʰ    #value 5

ɛ in eastern & western Armenian
in word initial position (except in the present tense of the verb 'to be').1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

և

U+0587 ARMENIAN SMALL LIGATURE ECH YIWN

Description in the Unicode standard:

≈ 0565 0582

ew in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel և jev    no #value

ev in eastern & western Armenian
jev in word-initial position.

In classical orthography, ու and և are considered a digraph and a ligature. In reformed orthography, they are separate letters of the alphabet.1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Է

U+0537 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER EH

ē in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel է ɛ    #value 7

ɛ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

է

U+0567 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER EH

ē in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel է ɛ    #value 7

ɛ in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ը

U+0538 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER ET

ë in ISO 9985, otherwise ə

Armenian vowel ըթ ətʰ    #value 8

ə in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ը

U+0568 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER ET

ë in ISO 9985, otherwise ə

Armenian vowel ըթ ətʰ    #value 8

ə in eastern & western Armenian

The letter ը is generally used only at the start or end of a word, and so the sound ə is unwritten between consonants.1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ի

U+053B ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER INI

i in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel ինի ini    #value 20

i in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ի

U+056B ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER INI

i in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel ինի ini    #value 20

i in eastern & western Armenian

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Ո

U+0548 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER VO

o in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel ո vo    #value 600

o in eastern & western Armenian
vo in word-initial position.

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

ո

U+0578 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER VO

o in ISO 9985

Armenian vowel ո vo    #value 600

o in eastern & western Armenian
vo in word-initial position.

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Օ

U+0555 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER OH

ò in ISO 9985, otherwise ō

Armenian vowel օ o    no #value

o in eastern & western Armenian
Only used in classical orthography, word-initially and in some compound words.1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

օ

U+0585 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER OH

ò in ISO 9985, otherwise ō

Armenian vowel օ o    no #value

o in eastern & western Armenian
Only used in classical orthography, word-initially and in some compound words.1

Refs: [1] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

Modifier letters

ՙ

U+0559 ARMENIAN MODIFIER LETTER LEFT HALF RING

Description in the Unicode standard:

→ (modifier letter reversed comma - 02BD)
→ (modifier letter left half ring - 02BF)
→ (combining reversed comma above - 0314)

Armenian Do not use.

The Unicode Standard says "There is no left ring in Armenian. Unicode character U+0559 is not used. It appears that this character is a duplicate character, which was encoded to represent U+20BB MODIFIER LETTER TURNED COMMA, used in Armenian transliteration. U+02BB is preferred for this purpose."1

Refs: [1] [Unicode] p322 

՚

U+055A ARMENIAN APOSTROPHE

Description in the Unicode standard:

= armenian modifier letter right half ring (1.0)
→ (modifier letter apostrophe - 02BC)
→ (modifier letter right half ring - 02BE)
→ (combining comma above - 0313)

Armenian apostrophe apat'arts (not recommended)

The Unicode Standard recommends using [U+2019 RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK] rather than this character.1

Used only in western Armenian, to indicate elision of a vowel, usually ə.2

Refs: [1] [Unicode] p322  [2] [WP] Armenian alphabet 

՛

U+055B ARMENIAN EMPHASIS MARK

Description in the Unicode standard:

= shesht
→ (modifier letter acute accent - 02CA)

Armenian emphasis mark

Placed above and slightly to the right of the vowel who's sound is being modified (usually the last vowel of the interjection word), rather than at the end of the sentence.1 Example: Իտալիան եղել է և՛ Անտանտի, և՛ Կենտրոնական ուժերի կազմում:

Printing difficulties have often led to this character appearing as a spacing, or half-spacing character alongside the vowel.1

Refs: [1] [Unicode] p322 

՜

U+055C ARMENIAN EXCLAMATION MARK

Description in the Unicode standard:

= batsaganchakan nshan
• marks intonation on word, rather than occurring finally

Armenian exclamation mark

Placed above and slightly to the right of the vowel who's sound is being modified, rather than at the end of the sentence.1

Printing difficulties have often led to this character appearing as a spacing, or half-spacing character alongside the vowel.1

Refs: [1] [Unicode] p322 

՝

U+055D ARMENIAN COMMA

Description in the Unicode standard:

= bowt
→ (modifier letter grave accent - 02CB)

Armenian punctuation bowt’

Used more as a colon than a comma. For example:

Ամեն ոք ունի սեփականություն ունենալու իրավունք՝ ինչպես մենակ, այնպես էլ ուրիշների հետ միասին։ 

Refs: [1] [Unicode] p322 

՞

U+055E ARMENIAN QUESTION MARK

Description in the Unicode standard:

= hartsakan nshan
• marks intonation on word, rather than occurring finally

Armenian question mark

Placed above and slightly to the right of the last vowel of the question word (usually the stressed vowel), rather than at the end of the sentence.1 Example: Հնարավո՞ր է արդյոք համատեղել ընտանիքն ու քաղաքականությունը…

Printing difficulties have often led to this character appearing as a spacing, or half-spacing character alongside the vowel.1

Refs: [1] [Unicode] p322 

՟

U+055F ARMENIAN ABBREVIATION MARK

Description in the Unicode standard:

= patiw

Armenian symbol

One of 4 abbreviation marks found in manuscripts to abbreviate words such as God, Jesus, Christos, etc. It is placed above the abbreviated word and spans all of its letters.1 eg. Աժ՟ God. Wikipedia regards this as obsolete.2

Hrant Papazian writes: "... nobody uses the patiw, because nobody puts a -usable- patiw in a font, because pre-OpenType it was impossible to render such a floating mark. Not to mention that the patiw is a very archaic character that always looks old-fashioned."

Refs: [1] [Unicode] p322  [2] [WP] Armenian alphabet

Punctuation

։

U+0589 ARMENIAN FULL STOP

Description in the Unicode standard:

= vertsaket
• may also be used for historic Georgian texts
→ (colon - 003A)

Armenian full stop verǰakēt

Used in the same way as the Latin full stop. For example:

Բոլոր մարդիկ ծնվում են ազատ ու հավասար իրենց արժանապատվությամբ ու իրավունքներով։ Նրանք ունեն բանականություն ու խիղճ և միմյանց պետք է եղբայրաբար վերաբերվեն։

Refs: [1] [Unicode] p322 

֊

U+058A ARMENIAN HYPHEN

Description in the Unicode standard:

= yentamna

Armenian soft hyphen miowt‛jan gic

Used when a word is hyphenated at the end of a line.

The ASCII hyphen is used also, but to link words together, rather than as a line break hyphen. If a line breaks alongside an ASCII hyphen, is this character used?

Refs: [1] [Unicode] p322 

Religious symbols

֍

U+058D RIGHT-FACING ARMENIAN ETERNITY SIGN

֎

U+058E LEFT-FACING ARMENIAN ETERNITY SIGN

Description in the Unicode standard:

• maps to AST 34.005:1997

Currency symbol

֏

U+058F ARMENIAN DRAM SIGN

Expanded references

  1. [Daniels] Peter T. Daniels and William Bright, The World's Writing Systems, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-507993-0
  2. [Unicode] The Unicode Standard v9.0, Armenian
  3. [WP] Wikipedia, Armenian alphabet
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