ISO basic Laitin 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
D'Nealian Cursive.svg
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Circle sheer blue 29.png
Cursive script 'w' and capital 'W' in the U.S. D'Nealian script style

W (named double-u,[1] plural double-ues[2][3]) is the 23rd letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

In ither Germanic leids, includin German, its name is seemilar tae that o Inglis V.[4] In mony leids, its name leeterally means "double v": Spaingie doble ve (tho it can be spelt uve doble),[5][note 1] French double vé, Icelandic tvöfalt vaff, Czech dvojité vé, Finnish kaksois-vee, etc.

Computin codesEedit

Character W w
Encodins decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 87 U+0057 119 U+0077
UTF-8 87 57 119 77
Numeric chairacter reference W W w w
EBCDIC faimily 230 0 E6 166 0 A6
ASCII 1 87 0 57 119 0 77
1 An aa for encodins based on ASCII, includin the DOS, Windows, ISO-8859 an Macintosh faimilies o encodins.

Ither representationsEedit


  1. In American Spanish, it is doble ve, similar regional variations exist in other Spanish-speaking countries


  1. Pronounced /ˈdʌbəljuː/, /ˈdʌbəjuː/, /ˈdʌbəjə/, or /ˈdʌbjə/
  2. "W", Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993)
  3. Brown & Kiddle (1870) The institutes of grammar, p. 19.
    Double-ues is the plural of the name of the letter; the plural of the letter itself is written W's, Ws, w's, or ws.
  4. W: German on Wiktionary
  5. "Real Academia Española elimina la Ch y ll del alfabeto". Taringa!. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2011.

Freemit airtinsEedit

  •   The dictionar defineetion o W at Wiktionary
  •   The dictionar defineetion o w at Wiktionary

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 W with diacritics
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