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|Cyrillic letter Tse|
|The Cyrillic script|
Tse (? ?; italics: ? ?), also known as Ce, is a letter of the Cyrillic script.
It commonly represents the voiceless alveolar affricate /ts/, like the pronunciation of zz in "pizza".
In English, Tse is commonly romanized as ts. However, in proper names (personal names, toponyms, etc.) and titles it may also be rendered as c (which signifies the sound in Serbo-Croatian, Czech, Hungarian etc.), z (which signifies the sound in Italian and German), cz or tz. Its equivalent in the modern Romanian Latin alphabet is ?.
In the Cyrillic numeral system, Tse has a value of 900.
Unlike most other consonants (but like ⟨?⟩ and ⟨?⟩), ⟨?⟩ never represents a palatalised consonant in Russian (except occasionally in foreign proper names with ⟨⟩ or ⟨⟩). Since /i/ after unpalatalised consonants becomes [?], the combinations ⟨⟩ and ⟨⟩ are pronounced identically: [ts?]. A notable rule of Russian orthography is that ⟨?⟩ is seldom followed by ⟨?⟩, with the following exceptions:
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER TSE||CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER TSE|
|UTF-8||208 166||D0 A6||209 134||D1 86|
|Numeric character reference||Ц
|Named character reference||Ц||ц|
|KOI8-R and KOI8-U||227||E3||195||C3|
|Code page 855||165||A5||164||A4|
|Code page 866||150||96||230||E6|