1 and 2: First Cedilla examples from the Visigothic alphabet Ceda /Zeta (Source), 3: Cedilla, evolved from Ceda in the Visigothic alphabet. This letter is known to be acknowledged for the first time with the name “cedilla” in the Spanish-English dictionary in 1599.
4: An alternative design proposal for the Cedilla mark, Typeface: Kalender, 2020

Diacritical marks are often called “accent marks”. The etymological origin of the word “diacritic” is based on the word “diakritikós”, derived from the word “diakrinō” which means ‘distinguishing’ in Ancient Greek. Diacritical marks are marks that distinguish the phonetic and/or semantic values of words by being placed below, above letters or integrated to letters. They may be small marks in form of letters or other signs that have their own unique forms.

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