From the Roman numeral I that was furnished on most Russian manual typewriters. This letter also did duty for the numeral 1.
- palochka (the name of this letter in English)
- The fifty-third letter of the Kabardian Cyrillic alphabet. It also provides the first or second component in a number of Kabardian digraphs and trigraphs. Its Kabardian name is ’ə and it represents a glottal stop or an ejective consonant. It is preceded by я and followed by the digraph ӏу. Example: ищӏэн (/jəɕʼán/, “he knew it”).
- In the Avar Cyrillic alphabet, it is not an independent letter, but is combined with various consonants, such as гӏ, кӏ, лӏ, тӏ, хӏ, цӏ, чӏ (pronounced /ʕ/, /kʼ/, /tɬʼ/, /tʼ/, /ħ/, /t͡sʼ/, /t͡ʃʼ/).
- The palochka is also found in the Cyrillic alphabets of Abaza, Adyghe, Chechen, Dargwa, Ingush, Lak, Lezgi, and Tabasaran.
Often the capital Roman letter I or the numeral 1 is used instead of the Ӏ symbol. In some of these languages, such as Chechen, national keyboards still do not provide the Ӏ symbol, and the Roman letter or the numeral are in standard use.