from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mark ( ¸ ) placed beneath the letter c, as in the spelling of the French word garçon, to indicate that the letter is to be pronounced (s).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In the spelling of Catalan, French, Portuguese and some other languages, a mark sometimes placed under the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced /s/ rather than /k/, as in French menaçant and Portuguese almoço, and also used in various other languages to change the sounds of other letters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mark placed under the letter c [thus, ç], to show that it is to be sounded like s, as in façade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mark placed under the letter c (thus, ç), especially in French and Portuguese, and formerly in Spanish, before a, o, or u, to indicate that it is to be sounded like s, and not like k, as it usually is before those vowels.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a diacritical mark (,) placed below the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced as an s
The cedilla is also used in portuguese by the way.
To create a cedilla below the letter “C” or “c”, press Ctrl +, and type upper - or lower-case “c”.
If this is true, and if being Contador's "fingerbang assistant" does actually require being the cedilla on his letter "C," then Contador's victory salute has already reached a level of complexity and obscenity never before seen in the professional peloton.
In 1979, however, two things happened almost simultaneously – a Polish Pope was elected: John Paul II, whose Polish family name included the barred l – Wojtyła, and the Solidarity movement was constantly in the news, led by a man whose name not only included a barred l, but also an ogonek reverse cedilla under a vowel letter, indicating that it is a nasalised vowel: Lech Wałęsa.
I note that despite obeying a minimalist formula you nonetheless have time for that all important cedilla.
Using the tilde on español but not the cedilla on français is sloppy.
July 25, 2008 at 10:12 am put a cedilla over the C and it should still do the job, yes?
July 25, 2008 at 11:50 am poetc teh c wiv a cedilla under – nawt ober?
I think you'll find that there was a cedilla famine during the 1300s, when people had to put rats below the letter 'c'.
If you press the "key and the 'u' simultaneously you are rewarded with the crema; for the cedilla, it's the" key simultaneously with the 'c'.