K with stroke and diagonal stroke

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Latin letter K with stroke and diagonal stroke

K with stroke and diagonal stroke (Ꝅ, ꝅ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, derived from K with the addition of bars through the ascender and the leg.

Usage[edit]

This letter is used in medieval texts as an abbreviation for karta and kartam, a document or writ.[1] It was also used as an abbreviation for Kalendas at the end of the tenth century.[2] The same function could also be performed by "K with stroke" (Ꝁ, ꝁ), or "K with diagonal stroke" (Ꝃ, ꝃ).[1]

Computer encodings[edit]

Capital and small K with stroke and diagonal stroke is encoded in Unicode as of version 5.1, at codepoints U+A744 and U+A745.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Proposal to add medievalist characters to the UCS" (PDF). 30 January 2006. International Organization for Standardization. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2018. 
  2. ^ Cappelli, Lexicon Abbreviaturarum, p. 195.
  3. ^ "Unicode Character 'LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K WITH STROKE AND DIAGONAL STROKE' (U+A744)". Fileformat.info. Retrieved 2 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "Unicode Character 'LATIN SMALL LETTER K WITH STROKE AND DIAGONAL STROKE' (U+A745)". Fileformat.info. Retrieved 2 March 2018. 

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