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From: bantu-l-admin@xxxxxx On Behalf Of Donald Z. Osborn
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 9:58 PM
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Cc: rick@xxxxxx
Subject: [Bantu-L] Afr. lang. mailing lists (was Re: Bantu-l digest, Vol 1 #149 - 2 msgs)

Thank you, Pierre. There is also a brand new list on African scripts and Unicode encoding issues (announcement appended below). There is some overlap in topic between this new list and the a12n-collaboration group (which, BTW, is now mirrored on Linguist list) and Unicode-Afrique (in French), but that is really an advantage, as various technical issues concerning African language computing will get that much more attention.

Also, the fact that the Unicode Consortium saw the need to set up a special list for African scripts (non-Latin and extended Latin) is itself an indicator of the greater degree of attention that the continent's languages are getting.

Don Osborn
Bisharat.net

Quoting Pierre Lemon <Pierre.Lemon@xxxxxx>:

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> http://www.bisharat.net/links2.htm#11
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[Originally posted by Rick McGowan <rick@xxxxxx> to unicode@xxxxxx]

The list "africa@unicode.org" is a new public forum for discussion of African scripts -- specifically technical issues and proposals -- including native scripts and imported scripts (e.g., Latin-based orthographies for African languages).

Please note that it is not a general discussion list. People interested in contributing to encoding proposals for African scripts, or reviewing proposal documents during preparation may subscribe themselves by following instructions below. (As usual, the list is closed to outside posting, so you must subscribe before posting.)

To subscribe to the list, send mail to ecartis @ unicode.org and put "subscribe africa" in the subject line. You'll get a confirmation note, and you must forward and reply to the note before your subscription is effective.

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