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Template:AZP is the 16th letter of the Latin alphabet. Its name in English is pee.

Semitic Pê (mouth) as well as Greek Π or π (Pi) and the Etruscan and Latin letters that developed from the former alphabet all symbolized /p/, a plosive, unvoiced consonant. Those who speak Arabic usually have difficulty pronouncing this sound; they pronounce it like b instead.

Phonetic use

In English and most other European languages, P is a voiceless bilabial plosive (/p/ in the IPA). A common digraph in English is "ph", which represents the voiceless labiodental fricative /f/, and is commonly used to transliterate Phi ( φ ) in loanwords from Greek. Both initial and final P can be combined with many other discrete consonants in English words. A common example of assimilation is the tendency of prefixes ending in N to become M before P (such as "in" + "pulse" → "impulse" — see also List of Latin words with English derivatives).

In German, the digraph "pf" is common, representing a labial affricate of /p/ and /f/.

Alternative representations

Papa represents the letter P in the NATO phonetic alphabet.

In international Morse code the letter P is DitDahDahDit: · - - ·

In Braille the letter P is represented as (in Unicode), the dot pattern:

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Computing

In Unicode the capital P is codepoint U+0050 and the lowercase p is U+0070.

The ASCII code for capital P is 80 and for lowercase p is 112; or in binary 01010000 and 01110000, correspondingly.

The EBCDIC code for capital P is 215 and for lowercase p is 151.

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

Meanings for P

See also

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