ASCII Character CUppercase C
The character "C" is the third letter of the Latin and English alphabets in its uppercase or capital form. In the standard English alphabet, its corresponding lowercase version is "c".
The shape of the uppercase "C" generally consists of a semi-circle or half-oval that is open on the right side, like a complete circle that's missing a small portion on the right. However, the specific design of the "C" can vary somewhat depending on the typeface or font being used.
In terms of pronunciation, the uppercase "C" in the English language can represent either a soft sound, similar to an "s", as in "certain", or a hard sound, similar to a "k", as in "cat". The hard or soft pronunciation usually depends on the letter that follows the "C". It is pronounced with a soft sound when followed by "e", "i", or "y", and with a hard sound when followed by any other letters.
Historically, the letter "C" originated from the Phoenician letter "gimel", which depicted a camel. The Greeks adopted this into their alphabet as 'gamma', but the Romans then borrowed it and renamed it 'C', changing its sound value to /k/ and its shape into the rounded form we are familiar with today.
In modern grading systems, "C" often represents average performance. Additionally, in music, "C" denotes a specific note in the fixed do solfège scale.