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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 (/[unsupported input]ˈt/; 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]


Proto-Semitic T Phoenician
Etruscan T Greek
Proto-semiticT-01.png PhoenicianT-01.png EtruscanT-01.svg Tau uc lc.svg

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 [t] in each of these; and it has also kept its original basic shape in all of these alphabets.


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

Codes for computing

Alternative representations of T
NATO phonetic Morse code
ICS Tango.svg Semaphore Tango.svg ⠞
Signal flag Flag semaphore Braille

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


  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. "Relative Frequencies of Letters in General English Plain text". Cryptographical Mathematics. Central College. Retrieved 2008-06-25.

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