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In many languages, the final form is a special character used to represent a letter only when it occurs at the end of a word. For example, in Hebrew alphabet the final form is called sofit (Hebrew: סופית, meaning in this case "final" or "ending"). The following Hebrew letters
- kaf כ, mem מ, nun נ, pe פ, and tsadi צ
have the final forms
- kaf sofit ך, mem sofit ם, nun sofit ן, pe sofit ף, and tsadi sofit ץ.
Some languages that use final form characters are:
The lowercase Latin letter "s" had separate medial (ſ) and final (s) in the orthographies of many European languages from the medieval period to the early 19th century; it survived in the German Fraktur script until the 1940s.
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