Latin Letters

Latin Letters

Latin script, or Roman script, is a writing system based on the letters of the classical Latin alphabet and extended forms thereof. It is used as the standard method of writing most Western and Central European languages, as well as many languages from other parts of the world. Latin script is the basis for the largest number of alphabets of any writing system, and is also the basis of the International Phonetic Alphabet. The 26 most widespread letters are the letters contained in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. Because of these things, Latin is the most widely adopted writing system in the world.

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Runa ABC
... but he also thought that the Christian influence had replaced the runic alphabet with the Latin alphabet ... It contained the Latin alphabet in ABC order and the runic alphabet in both the futhark order and in the order of the Latin alphabet ... small Christian texts, which were written in runes on one side and in Latin letters on the opposite one ...
Cross - In Heraldry
... Sometimes given a Latin name if it appears in specifically Christian contexts, such as the crux ansata ("handled cross") Basque cross The lauburu ... Christian cross Also known as the Latin cross or crux ordinaria ... or firestones, but also as the initials (letters β) of the imperial motto of the Palaiologos dynasty King of Kings, Ruling Over Kings (Greek ...
Albanian Alphabet - History - Alphabet Used in The Early Literature
... A first reference for Latin letters was in a medieval Latin manuscript of 1332, possibly attributed to a monk called Brocardus Monacus or to one Guillaume Adam ... Albanians indeed have a language quite different from Latin, however they use Latin letters in all their books) ... It cannot be said for certain whether the author meant books in Albanian language written with Latin letters or simply books written in Latin ...
Latin Letters - Latin Alphabet and International Standards
... The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) encapsulated the Latin alphabet in their (ISO/IEC 646) standard ... which included in the character set the 26 x 2 letters of the English alphabet ... Later standards issued by the ISO, for example ISO/IEC 10646 (Unicode Latin), have continued to define the 26 x 2 letters of the English alphabet as ...

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    The entire merit of a man can never be made known; nor the sum of his demerits, if he have them. We are only known by our names; as letters sealed up, we but read each other’s superscriptions.
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