# '''k''' is rarely seen, as it is rarely needed, although it is certainly not forbidden. In general, it should only be used for loan words, words of foreign origin, proper names or titles, or in Old English words to make a clear distinction about pronunciation, where the use of '''c''' won't always make its pronunciation obvious.
# '''z''' is rare as well. Generally, reserve it for non-Englisc words where the '''z''' indicates a ''ts'' pronunciation, as this was how it was used in Old English. Examples include ''Nazi'' and ''pizza''.
# '''ȝ''' and '''ƿ''' are used in many publications,
to lend flavor and authenticity, although these are not used universally. You will find pages both with and without these letters. Should you choose to use them, use '''ȝ''' for all environments of '''g''' that sound like English ''y'', and '''ƿ''' for all instances of the ''w'' sound, except in proper names or titles ('' World of Warcraft'' , '' Battle for Wesnoth'', and so forth), and you should use them together (not choosing one instead of the other).
# '''ċ''' is used to indicate a voiceless postalveolar affricate (equivalent to Modern English ''ch'') to distinguish it from '''c''' pronounced as ''k'', but its use is entirely optional, as it has never been debated or decided upon.
There were natural spelling variants in Old English, which accommodated for the various dialects and pronunciations, as well as spelling conventions of authors. Spelling consistency within an article
is more important than choice, particularly concerning the titles of articles, and their links within other articles, as any difference in characters will break the link.
With that said, as long as alternate spellings did exist, then they are considered acceptable, and no choice is more correct than the other
. To compensate for altered spelling instances, conventions, and preferences, article redirects can be implemented. For instance, the page [[cȳse]] redirects to [[cīese]], demonstrating that both are correct, but the ''cīese'' spelling is preferred as the base for the page, because it demonstrates the "true" vowel spelling base for the word, rather than the often ambiguous ''y''.
To create a redirect, make a new page with the alternative/secondary spelling as the title, and insert the following text:
:'''<nowiki>#REDIRECT [[</nowiki>'''<font color=#FF0000>pagetitle</font>'''<nowiki>]]</nowiki>'''
where the red text is the original/main article. This new page will now redirect to the original.
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