No distinction is made in surviving runic inscriptions between long and short vowels, although such a distinction was certainly present phonologically in the spoken languages of the time. The term runes is used to distinguish these symbols from Latin and Greek letters. It is attested on a 6th-century Alamannic runestaff as runa and possibly as runo on the 4th-century Einang stone.
Arabic numerals[ edit ] The handwritten numerals used in Western countries have two common forms: Old-style numerals are often used by British presses. Aside from these two main forms, other regional variations abound.
The numeral 0 — Some writers put a diagonal slash through the numeral 0 zeroa practice that was used on some early, low-resolution computer terminals which displayed a slashed "zero" glyph to distinguish it from the capital letter O.
Forms that avoid confusion with Danish include: Confusion between the numeral 0 and the letter O can be resolved by using a script letter O with a loop at the top and leaving the numeral 0 without embellishments; this was a common practice before use of the slashed zero became the norm[ citation needed ] The numeral 1 — This numeral is sometimes written with a serif at the top extending downward and to the left.
People in some parts of Europe extend this stroke nearly the whole distance to the baseline. It is sometimes written with horizontal serifs at the base; without them it can resemble the shape of the numeral 7, which has a near-vertical stroke without a crossbar, and a shorter horizontal top stroke.
This numeral is often written as a plain vertical line without an ear at the top; this form is easily confused with the capital letter I and with the lower-case letter L.
This 2 can be confused with a capital script Q, or a letter Z. This form is sometimes used to prevent people from fraudulently changing a three into an eight. In Taiwan, the top is often written with a diagonal line from the top left, and the overall different ways to write alphabet letters may be so changed that to foreigners it is completely unrecognizable even as a number.
The numeral 4 — Some people leave the top "open" — all the lines are either vertical or horizontal, as in a seven segment display. This makes it easier to distinguish from the numeral 9. The numeral 5 — In Taiwan, the left vertical bar is extended upwards as a long stem. If this is slanted, the overall figure may more closely resemble an uppercase Y.
If casually written it can be confused with a letter S. The numeral 6 — Can be confused with a letter capital G, or the lower case b, or the nine if inverted. It can also be written with a straight line rather than a curly line on top, appearing as b The numeral 7 — The traditional form found in copperplate penmanship begins with a serif at the upper left and has a wavy horizontal stroke a swash.
In East Asian countries Korea, China and Japanthis numeral is commonly written with such a serif, but no swash and no crossbar through the middle. It is usually written with just two strokes, the top horizontal and the usually angled vertical.
A short horizontal bar is sometimes used to cross the vertical in the middle, to distinguish the seven from a numeral one, especially in cultures such as French that write 1 with a very long upstroke. This form is used commonly throughout continental Europe, parts of the United States and frequently in Australia.
In Taiwan two horizontal bars are sometimes used, although an extra-long serif is the feature which most clearly distinguishes 7 from 1. When the cross is added in the center it can cause confusion with a script capital F.
The numeral 9 — In parts of Europe, this numeral is written with the vertical ending in a hook at the bottom. This version resembles how the lowercase letter g is commonly written. Elsewhere the usual shape is to draw the vertical straight to the baseline.
A nine may or may not appear with underlining or full stop as 9 or 9. In South Korea, the nine is written with the loop above or even to the right of the stick. The backwards version can also be found in Southern Taiwan. The Latin writing system[ edit ] The lowercase letter a — Some writers put a double-story through the letter a, a practice that was used on some early, typefaces which displayed a hook top a.
This practice conflicts with the use of the letter "a" in the Latin and Cyrillic small letters. The lowercase letter g — In Polish, this letter is often rendered with a straight descender without a hook or loop.
This effectively means that a handwritten g looks much like a q in other writing traditions. The letter q, which is only used in foreign words and is extremely rare, is then disambiguated from g by adding a serif often undulated extending to the right from the bottom tip of the descender.
The lowercase letter p — The French way of writing this character has a half-way ascender as the vertical extension of the descender, which also does not complete the bowl at the bottom.
The lowercase letter q — In block letters, some Europeans like to cross the descender to prevent confusion with the numeral 9, which also can be written with a straight stem. In North America the descender often ends with a hook curving up to the right.
In Polish, the lowercase q is disambiguated from g by a serif extending from the bottom tip of the descender to the right. The lowercase letter s — See long s. The lowercase letter t — In block letters, t is often written with straight mark without the hook bottom.
In modern cursive, the descender often ends with a hook to the right. The lowercase letters u and v — These letters have a common origin and were once written according to the location in the word rather than the sound.Earlier forms of calligraphic alphabet appeared in 3-rd millennium B.C.
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