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The Letter Gimel has a head of a Zayin, and has a leg sticking out of it on bottom whose face points slightly upward. There should be three Tagin on its head. All of the corners of the head should be squared. The right leg should be slightly longer than the left one. The height of the Gimel should be three kulmusim. Originally, Sofrim made the Gimel with a long neck, so as to be able to put the top of the next letter near the head of the Gimel. Nowadays, we arch the back of the right leg slanting downwards towards the right, to avoid any problems and to create ample space.