Ae (Ӕ ӕ; italics: Ӕ ӕ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script, used exclusively in the Ossetian language to represent the near open central vowel /ɐ/. Its ISO 9 transliteration is ⟨æ⟩ but some transliteration schemes may render it as ⟨ä⟩. It looks identical to the letter Æ (Æ æ Æ æ) in the Latin script.
The letter was first used in Anders Johan Sjögren's Cyrillic alphabet in 1844 and appeared first in fiction and poetry books published at the beginning of the 20th century. It was preserved during the shift to a Latin alphabet and the reversion to a Cyrillic alphabet. It is one of the most common letters in the Ossetian language.
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LIGATURE A IE||CYRILLIC SMALL LIGATURE A IE|
|UTF-8||211 148||D3 94||211 149||D3 95|
|Numeric character reference||Ӕ