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Pe (?) used to represent the phoneme /p/, is a letter in the Perso-Arabic alphabet, based on b?' (?) with two additional diacritic dots. It is one of the four letters that was created specifically for the Persian alphabet to symbolize sounds found in Persian but not Arabic, others being ? ,? and ?.
It is used in Persian, Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, and other Iranian languages, Uyghur, Urdu, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Kuryan, Shina language, and Turkic languages (before the Latin and Cyrillic scripts were adopted).
It is one of two additional common foreign letters (the other being ? /v/) that are sometimes used in some Arabic dialects to represent foreign sounds, it represents /p/ in loanwords and it can be substituted by ? /b/ such as in protein which is written as /bro:ti:n/ or /pro:ti:n/. The letter is called in Egypt, be be-talat no?a? ( [be be'tælæt 'not?], "be with three dots").
|Position in word:||Isolated||Final||Medial||Initial|
|Unicode name||PERSIAN LETTER PEH|
|UTF-8||217 190||D9 BE|
|Numeric character reference||پ