African Alphabet of reference
The African alphabet of reference (MACAW) is a Alphabet based on the Latin alphabet, suggested with the meeting of Niamey to the Niger in 1978. It was modified in 1982. The meeting of Niamey recommended the use of a letter with or without diacritic accents to represent a Phonème instead of Digramme or trigram.
Characters (1978)The version of 1978 includes/understands 57 characters in the French version and 56 in the english language version.
(*) This character forever be coded:
Characters (1982)The version of 1982, revised by Michael Mann and David Dalby has as a characteristic to eliminate the capital letters.
Other charactersSeveral characters seem to be of use but are not included in the last version of the African Alphabet of reference: Moreover accentuated combinations are not indicated.
- African international Alphabet;
- Alphabet side-Nigerian.
- Standardization and standardization of the orthography (Zaire)
- Presentation of " the African Alphabet of référence" (in 4 images) of the report/ratio of the meeting of Niamey 1978 for the readers of the Bisharat site!
- Latin Notation of the African languages by means of Unicode
- international The “niamey keyboard” Layout
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