ASCII Character œLatin small ligature oe
Œ (minuscule: œ) is a Latin alphabet grapheme, a ligature of o and e. It is used in the modern orthography for Old West Norse and is used in the International Phonetic Alphabet to represent the open-mid front rounded vowel. The symbol [œ] is used in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for the open-mid front rounded vowel. Œ and œ were omitted from ISO-8859-1 (as well as derived standards, such as IBM code page 850), which are still widespread in internet protocols and applications. Œ is the only character in modern French that is not included in ISO-8859-1, and this has led to it becoming replaced by 'oe' in many computer-assisted publications (including printed magazines and newspapers).