Was "w" written with smoother curves back then?

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    As Elliott has already answered that U and V were the same in Latin, I'll just add that the French went the other way after the split: they do pronounce 'W' as double-V.
    – etheranger
    May 14, 2014 at 23:39

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No. The letter "u" was written like a "v".

From here,

Roman alphabet for Latin

The Romans used just 23 letters to write Latin:

Roman alphabet for Latin

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