This book only addresses Latin script orthographies.
|Author||Rhonda L. Hartell (editor)|
|Publisher||UNESCO and Summer Institute of Linguistics|
This book seeks to make accessible to a wider public a sample of some 200 alphabets of the languages of Africa, especially those alphabets developed in the last 20 years. These alphabets should give a broad display of the linguistic richness of African languages.
Another purpose of this volume is to show what solutions have been adopted in various African countries for the difficult questions of special characters, writing tone, making word breaks, etc. We want to help developers of new alphabets make the wisest choices and to assist revisors make existing alphabets more practically useful. Hopefully it will also encourage the use of hitherto untapped resources.