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Sense 2 in the Translingual section states that this is used as a ligature of the Roman letters o and u (alongside the Greek letters omicron and upsilon). Is this ever the case? I'd imagine that it was informal and/or language-specific usage if so. I'm so meta even this acronym (talk) 16:55, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
- It's not a ligature; it's part of Unicode's phonetic extensions, named LATIN LETTER SMALL CAPITAL OU. (It had origins in a ligature, but surely you'd use U+0223 ȣ for that if you insisted on using a character of that.) I've added Western Abenaki to the RFV; that should be ȣ, not the small capital phonetic version.--Prosfilaes (talk) 10:59, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
- Deleted. - -sche (discuss) 20:21, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
- I should have followed up on this earlier. The entry as is seems to me to be almost entirely incorrect. It originated as a Greek ligature of omicron and upsilon that found its way into the typesets across Europe and eventually into the w:Uralic Phonetic Alphabet in its small capital form. (The WP page doesn't mention it, but the external link at the bottom shows it, without mentioning what the UPA uses it for.) The Unicode character is not a ligature, it's just a phonetic character. --Prosfilaes (talk) 23:23, 2 October 2013 (UTC)