Nu (letter)

Nu (/nj/; uppercase Ν lowercase ν; Greek: νι ni [ni]) or ny[1] is the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 50. It is derived from the ancient Phoenician language nun . Its Latin equivalent is N, though the lowercase resembles the Roman lowercase v ().

The name of the letter is written νῦ in Ancient Greek and traditional Modern Greek polytonic orthography, while in Modern Greek it is written νι [ni].

Symbology

The uppercase Nu is not used, because it is normally identical to Latin N. The lower-case letter ν is used as a symbol for:

Character encodings

  • Greek Nu/Coptic Ni[3]
CharacterΝν
Unicode nameGREEK CAPITAL LETTER NUGREEK SMALL LETTER NUCOPTIC CAPITAL LETTER NICOPTIC SMALL LETTER NI
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode925U+039D957U+03BD11418U+2C9A11419U+2C9B
UTF-8206 157CE 9D206 189CE BD226 178 154E2 B2 9A226 178 155E2 B2 9B
Numeric character referenceΝΝννⲚⲚⲛⲛ
Named character referenceΝν
DOS Greek1408C164A4
DOS Greek-2181B5231E7
Windows 1253205CD237ED
TeX\nu
  • BBX Mathematical Nu
Character𝚴𝛎𝛮𝜈𝜨𝝂
Unicode nameMATHEMATICAL BOLD
CAPITAL NU
MATHEMATICAL BOLD
SMALL NU
MATHEMATICAL ITALIC
CAPITAL NU
MATHEMATICAL ITALIC
SMALL NU
MATHEMATICAL BOLD ITALIC
CAPITAL NU
MATHEMATICAL BOLD ITALIC
SMALL NU
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode120500U+1D6B4120526U+1D6CE120558U+1D6EE120584U+1D708120616U+1D728120642U+1D742
UTF-8240 157 154 180F0 9D 9A B4240 157 155 142F0 9D 9B 8E240 157 155 174F0 9D 9B AE240 157 156 136F0 9D 9C 88240 157 156 168F0 9D 9C A8240 157 157 130F0 9D 9D 82
UTF-1655349 57012D835 DEB455349 57038D835 DECE55349 57070D835 DEEE55349 57096D835 DF0855349 57128D835 DF2855349 57154D835 DF42
Numeric character reference𝚴𝚴𝛎𝛎𝛮𝛮𝜈𝜈𝜨𝜨𝝂𝝂
Character𝝢𝝼𝞜𝞶
Unicode nameMATHEMATICAL SANS-SERIF
BOLD CAPITAL NU
MATHEMATICAL SANS-SERIF
BOLD SMALL NU
MATHEMATICAL SANS-SERIF
BOLD ITALIC CAPITAL NU
MATHEMATICAL SANS-SERIF
BOLD ITALIC SMALL NU
Encodingsdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhexdecimalhex
Unicode120674U+1D762120700U+1D77C120732U+1D79C120758U+1D7B6
UTF-8240 157 157 162F0 9D 9D A2240 157 157 188F0 9D 9D BC240 157 158 156F0 9D 9E 9C240 157 158 182F0 9D 9E B6
UTF-1655349 57186D835 DF6255349 57212D835 DF7C55349 57244D835 DF9C55349 57270D835 DFB6
Numeric character reference𝝢𝝢𝝼𝝼𝞜𝞜𝞶𝞶

These characters are used only as mathematical symbols. Stylized Greek text should be encoded using the normal Greek letters, with markup and formatting to indicate text style.

See also

References

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