Retroflex D (Ɖ, ɖ) is a Latin letter representing the voiced retroflex plosive [ɖ]. Its lower-case variant – d with tail, or d with retroflex hook – is also used to represent this sound in the International Phonetic Alphabet (but in the transcription of Languages of India, the same sound may be represented by a d with dot below: ḍ).
The letter is a part of the African reference alphabet, and the upper-case variant is called African D in the Unicode standard, as it is mainly used by African languages such as Ewe, Fon, Aja, and Bassa. The African D is not to be confused with the eth (Ð, ð) of Icelandic, Faroese and Old English, nor with the D with stroke (Đ, đ) of Vietnamese, Serbo-Croatian and Sami languages, although the upper-case forms of these letters tend to look the same.
|Ɖ||U+0189||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER AFRICAN D||Ɖ |
|ɖ||U+0256||LATIN SMALL LETTER D WITH TAIL (retroflex hook)||ɖ |