Typographic Countdown — 5 Days ’til the New Year

We almost lost Z forever when Appius Claudius Caecus dropped it from the Latin alphabet to make room for G.  It came back about 200 years later in the 1st century BC because of the lasting influence of the Greeks and their zeta on the written records of the Romans.

Frieze by Julian Morey renders Z with dots set in straight lines.

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