The transcription of the Georgian letter is dzh.
'ჯ' is pronounced invariably almost like English  in bridge.

Recordings:

ჯარი
ჯგუფი
დასჯა
სასჯელი
dzhari
dzhgupi
dasdzha
sasdzheli
troops
group
punish
punishment

ჯარი  ერთად  დაჯგუფდა.
dzhar-i ert-ad dadzhgupda
[troop-NOM one-ADVERBIAL grouped]
Troops grouped together.

Click here to listen:
dzh_f.mp3 Speaker 1
dzh_m.mp3 Speaker 2

When pronouncing the consonant 'ჯ' the top of the fornt part of the tongue is set against the front part of the hard palate, broadly covering the area of the alveolae and producing occlusion-plosion. The tip of the tongue ios lowered at the front teeth.

The letter written or typed in this way is called dzhani

It is written between the four lines with two movements of the hand. Movement of the hand begins a bit below the upper line, goes downwards vertically (or diagonally) to the lower middle line, continues downwards from right to left drawing a semicircle with a slightly rounded tip between the lower middle line and lower line. To complete the letter 'ჯ'  a short straight line inclined to the right is drawn between the middle lines.

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Manana Kock Kobaidze & Karina Vamling
Malmoe University