The letters

c/C, o/O, s/S, v/V, w/W, x/X, z/Z

Are roughly congruently shaped from uppercase to lowercase. Depending on the font, there can be some serif differences but generally they have much less variance than say a/A or r/R etc.

Is there a word for this specifically?

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    I don’t have one word but maybe . . . case-insensitive glyphs. Commented Feb 16, 2023 at 15:03

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You could use isomorphic, but it's not specific to this particular example of similarity in shape. Merriam-Webster definition:

being of identical or similar form, shape, or structure

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    I suppose you could say calligraphically isomorphic Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 18:03
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    @FumbleFingers glyphically isomorphic? Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 18:12
  • There is another possibility: 'homeomorphic', which would, by derivation, mean of the same or a similar form. The Cambridge English dictionary says "homeomorphic isn’t in the Cambridge Dictionary yet. You can help!". It then gives examples of its use (english.stackexchange.com/questions/603336/…). The homeo- bit is from the Greek 'homoios', meaning 'same' or 'similar', where the 'iso-' bit of 'isomorphic' means 'equal'. It raises the question of when a word is used enough to get into a dictionary.
    – Tuffy
    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 20:11
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    glyphically isomorphic Commented Feb 16, 2023 at 15:01

No, there isn't such a single English word as you ask for.

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    How do you know? There might be an obscure typographers' or calligraphers' term, for instance.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 21:26
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    If there is, what is it? Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 22:57
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    @HighPerformanceMark Yes, that is indeed the question posed. Commented Feb 16, 2023 at 1:22

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