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Glyph: Č Name: Ccaron Unicode: 010C

Latin Capital Letter C with Caron

2018-02-26 Week 9/2018 posted by RFI

C with caron is the most prominent additional letter for Slavic languages, closely followed by S with caron. It even appears in the language names Čeština (Czech), Slovenčina (Slovak) and Slovenščina (Slovene). The caron's Czech native name is háček.

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Other letters with caron are D, L, N, R, T, Z and E, also much used in various Eastern European and a few other languages. These are all included in Minima, in their characteristic forms, some of which uniquely feature altered shapes and positions for the caron.

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