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A bar or stroke is a modification consisting of a line drawn through a grapheme. It may be used as a diacritic to derive new letters from old ones, or simply as an addition to make a grapheme more distinct from others.

A stroke is sometimes drawn through the numbers 7 and 0, to make them more distinguishable.

In phonetic transcription, a stroke through a letter often indicates that the sound is a fricative.

For the specific usages of various letters with bars and strokes, see their individual articles:


Latin alphabet

Cyrillic alphabet

Arabic alphabet

  • Lām → ݪ
  • Rāʼ → ݛ
  • Wāw → ۅ

See also

External links

The Basic modern Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Letters using stroke sign

history palaeography derivations diacritics punctuation numerals Unicode list of letters ISO/IEC 646



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