Mind your W’s and Q’s

October 25, 2005 · Posted in News - International, News of the Weird 

In Turkey, 20 Kurds were fined for carrying signs (written in Kurdish) that contained the letters W & Q at a Kurdish New Year celebration. Those letters are not part of the Turkish alphabet and their use is illegal. The Turkish alphabet has all of the letters in the English alphabet except “q”, “w”, and “x” and in addition, it has six other characters that won’t show up correctly unless you have a Turkish font installed on your computer. Go here to have a look.

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