Talk:Kra (letter)

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Letter abolished[edit]

According to the Wikipedia article on the Kalaallisut language (and according to my personal memory -- for what it's worth), the letter kra was replaced by q in a Greenlandic spelling reform (back in the 1970s, I think). If this is true, shouldn't the article mention this? --Oz1cz 29 June 2005 08:48 (UTC)

Lower case only?[edit]

The article asserts that this letter exists only in lower case, and then cites this .PDF as evidence. That .PDF, however, clearly shows that there is an uppercase form, to wit: Kʻ. Thoughts? Tomertalk 07:36, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Redirection Page[edit]

I found this page very hard to find. Only linguists know that this letter is called "kra". I would suggest adding a redirection page titled "Greenlandic k". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:05, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

 Done Lanthanum-138 (talk) 14:35, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

On modern keyboards[edit]

Does anyone know why a letter only used in Greenlandic and abolished around the 1970s is prominently featured in more or less every single (Latin-alphabet) X keyboard scheme today? It’s on [Alt Gr] + [k]. Do elderly Greenlanders have such a big lobby in the Linux world or what? Just curious. Anothername (talk) 11:23, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Probably just out of a general desire to have AltGr+letter produce a character that looks like that letter. BTW, [Compose]+[k]+[k] works too. DanBishop (talk) 21:29, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

For your information: The old Greenlandic writing system was never abolished when the new writing system was introduced. It is still an option open to be used by anyone who feels free to do so. It's true however, that q was introduced to be an option since the letter ĸ was not always easily accesible. - Nuka Møller, Oqaasileriffik, the Greenland Language Secretariat. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:37, 13 September 2011 (UTC)