T

Basic Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd    
Ee Ff Gg Hh
Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn
Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt
Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

T (; named tee)[1] is the 20th letter in the basic modern Latin alphabet. It is the most commonly used consonant and the second most common letter in the English language.[2]

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History

Proto-Semitic T Phoenician
taw
Etruscan T Greek
Tau

Taw was the last letter of the Western Semitic and Hebrew alphabets, and probably represented a cross. The sound value of Semitic Taw, Greek alphabet Tαυ (Tau), Old Italic and Latin T has remained fairly constant, representing in each of these; and it has also kept its original basic shape in all of these alphabets.

Usage

In English, ‹t› often denotes the voiceless alveolar plosive (International Phonetic Alphabet and X-SAMPA: ), as in tea, tee, or "ties".

Codes for computing

Alternative representations of T

In Unicode, the capital T is code point U+0054 and the lower case t is U+0074.

The ASCII code for capital T is 84 and for lowercase t is 116; or in binary 01010100 and 01110100, correspondingly.

The EBCDIC code for capital T is 227 and for lowercase t is 163.

The numeric character references in HTML and XML are "T" and "t" for upper and lower case respectively.

See also

References

  1. "T" Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "tee," op. cit.
  2. Lewand, Robert. . . Central College. http://pages.central.edu/emp/LintonT/classes/spring01/cryptography/letterfreq.html. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
The ISO basic Latin alphabetThis box: [[|view]]·[[|talk]]·edit
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Letter T with diacritics
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Two-letter combinations
Ta Tb Tc Td Te Tf Tg Th Ti Tj Tk Tl Tm Tn To Tp Tq Tr Ts Tt Tu Tv Tw Tx Ty Tz
TA TB TC TD TE TF TG TH TI TJ TK TL TM TN TO TP TQ TR TS TT TU TV TW TX TY TZ
AT BT CT DT ET FT GT HT IT JT KT LT MT NT OT PT QT RT ST TT UT VT WT XT YT ZT
At Bt Ct Dt Et Ft Gt Ht It Jt Kt Lt Mt Nt Ot Pt Qt Rt St Tt Ut Vt Wt Xt Yt Zt
Letter-digit and digit-letter combinations
    T0 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 T9     0T 1T 2T 3T 4T 5T 6T 7T 8T 9T    

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