Reshat Sabiq's requests for two Tatar orthographic variants

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Thu Dec 14 21:43:26 CET 2006

I'm responding to your response to me:
>>Hi, the USSR does not use primarily a Latin Script but a variant of the 
>>Greek alphabet so I'm confused as to how Latin is redundant? Some of the 
>>Greek and Old English characters are included of the Latin-1 character set 
>>(I guess Old English is more or less accommodated by Latin 1).  The 
>>Russian alphabet is Cyrillic.
>This is off-base.  ReÅŸat's requests were for Latin-based orthographies 
>that were used for Tatar and other "minority" languages in the Soviet Union 
>in the 1930s.

O.k. thanks, I do not know enough about these languages, my apologies.
If the languages were normally written in Latin-based script then the script 
tag would be redundant;
if they were normally written in Cyrillic script, then it would be 
also, if they can be written in either script, then the script tag would be 
also if they are  were written in Arabic or any other script at least a good 
bit of the time (though not necessarily the majority of the time), the 
script tag would be necessary.

--C. E. Whitehead
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