A yogh is a letter that was used in Middle English to represent various sounds, including
g and the consonant sound of
y. At DP, this letter often appears in texts from the Early English Text Society, as well as other Middle English projects. Some examples of this letter are:
The capital form is larger and usually does not drop down as far below the line as the lower case yogh. In blackletter projects, a
z may be used to represent a yogh, because of the similarity in shape.
The yogh is not in the Basic Latin character suite, but plans are underway for it to be available in an upcoming character suite. Until then we cannot proofread it directly using the characters Ȝ and ȝ. Instead, the Project Manager must give instructions on how to proofread it. The most common way is
[gh] (including the brackets), although some projects use other methods.