ASCIIfied vs Boko Hausa on international radio websites
dzo at bisharat.net
Tue Sep 29 08:23:40 CDT 2015
In the past, there has been mention on this list of use of extended
Latin on the web and using charset=utf-8 in page parameters - neither of
which are a novelty anymore. The issue now in some cases is policies of
organizations and decisions by web content managers whether and how to
use extended Latin and utf-8.
For an update with background on these issues in the case of websites of
the Hausa services of BBC, CRI, RDW, RFI, and VOA, please see:
FWIW I've also floated the Twitter hashtag #ɓɗƙƴ - along the lines of
the #acentúate campaign that you may have heard about.
FYI, two related postings/threads from 2009 (though I haven't duplicated
these quick surveys of other BBC & VOA language pages beyond those for
BBC.co.uk languages - mostly not UTF-8
VOA- utf-8, lang="en"
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