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T (play /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]

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History

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.


Usage

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

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.

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