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# '''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''.
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# '''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.
 
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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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