ASCII Character EUppercase E
The character "E" is the fifth letter of the Latin and English alphabets in its uppercase or capital form.
The shape of the uppercase "E" typically consists of a vertical line, known as a 'stem', with three horizontal lines extending to the right from it - one at the top, one in the middle, and one at the bottom. The middle line is generally shorter than the top and bottom lines. However, the specific design of the "E" can vary somewhat depending on the typeface or font being used.
In terms of pronunciation, the uppercase "E" in the English language typically represents a vowel sound that can be either short, as in "bed", or long, as in "see". In the standard English alphabet, its corresponding lowercase version is "e".
Historically, the letter "E" originated from the Phoenician letter 'he', which represented a man with hands raised in prayer or astonishment. This was adopted into the Greek alphabet as 'epsilon'. The Romans then borrowed it to create the letter "E", which has essentially retained its shape since then.
In modern grading systems, "E" is often used to represent a failing grade, although this varies by region and system, with "F" also commonly used. In music, "E" denotes a specific note in the fixed do solfège scale.