Aw: The usage of Z WITH STROKE

From: Jörg Knappen <>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:05:50 +0100
Some anecdotal evidence:
I was taught by my math teacher (Germany, 1970s) to stroke all  z's (upper or lowercase) in order to
distinguish them from the digit "2"
--Jörg Knappen
P.S. What pan-turkic orthography is concerned, there were also a lot of pan-turkic Latin alphabets in revolutionary
Soviet Union (1920s) before Cyrillic alphabets were introduced in the Stalin era.
P.P.S. You are certainly aware of this article:
Gesendet: Freitag, 25. November 2016 um 15:38 Uhr
Von: "Janusz S. Bień" <>
An: "unicode Unicode Discussion" <>
Betreff: The usage of Z WITH STROKE


There are two comments to the character(s) in the U0180 chart:

1. Pan-Turkic Latin orthography
2. handwritten variant of Latin “z”

Ad 1.

Do I understand correctly that the Pan-Turkic Latin ortography
refers to the initiative described in the post to the Linguist list:

If so, where to find more information about it? I found already another
post to the Linguist list

but it contains only very general information.

Ad 2.

I'm curious how widespread, in time and space, is/was this
convention. Can you suggest to me where to search for this information?

Best regards


Prof. dr hab. Janusz S. Bien - Uniwersytet Warszawski (Katedra Lingwistyki Formalnej)
Prof. Janusz S. Bien - University of Warsaw (Formal Linguistics Department),,
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