ⓘ Ï


ⓘ Ï

Ï, lowercase ï, is a symbol used in various languages written with the Latin alphabet; it can be read as the letter I with diaeresis or I-umlaut.

In Afrikaans, Catalan, Dutch, French, Galician, Welsh, Southern Sami, and occasionally English, ⟨ï⟩ is used when ⟨i⟩ follows another vowel and indicates hiatus diaeresis in the pronunciation of such a word. It indicates that the two vowels are pronounced in separate syllables, rather than together as a diphthong or digraph. For example, French maïs (IPA.

It is also a transliteration of the rune ᛇ.


1. Computing

Lowercase ï occurs in the sequence ï" ¿, which is the Unicode byte order mark in UTF-8 misinterpreted as ISO-8859-1 or CP1252 both common encodings in software configured for English-language users. Thus, it tends to indicate that any following mojibake can be corrected by reinterpreting it as UTF-8.