Joseph Becker <Joseph.Becker@pahv.xerox.com> quoted an AP story:
> Schools in Tatarstan will now use the Latin alphabet for written work
> in the local Tatar language, spokeswoman Zukhra Minekhanova said. The
> transition from Cyrillic will take 10 years, she said.
Is it just me, or does 10 years sound overly optimistic?
> Minekhanova said the change was necessary because Cyrillic was not
> capable of transliterating all the sounds in Tatar
The large number of supplementary Cyrillic characters in Unicode shows
that this is a specious claim.
> and because it would make European culture more accessible to
This is the real reason, of course.
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