Re: History of Kazakh characters in Unicode

From: Kairat A. Rakhim (
Date: Tue Nov 21 2000 - 00:19:07 EST


Latin script are used for Turkish, Azeri, Uzbek, Turkmen and Crimean Tatars
languages. Tatars will adopt Latin during 2001-2011.
In Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, discussions about transition to Latin have
taken place but without real decisions.
As far as I know, only Turkish and new Azeri alphabets contains the 'dotless
Since 1928, Latin-based alphabets was developed for all the Turkic people of
the USSR except Chuvash.
There was 18 languages. No one of their alphabets had contained the 'dotless
i'. Developed at the same time, alphabet for Abazin had, but this language
is not Turkic. Later, Moscow forced all Turkic people to adopt Cyrillic


----- Original Message -----
From: Carl W. Brown <>
To: Unicode List <>
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2000 2:42 PM
Subject: RE: History of Kazakh characters in Unicode

> Kairat,
> While you are at it, I am trying to resolve which Turkic languages
> use Latin scripts. And which of those use the dotless i.
> So far Turkish, Azeri, Baskir and Tatar are definite. Are there others?
> Carl

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