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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • In the former USSR Stalin's own nationality (Georgian people) use their own alphabet, Armenians managed to keep their own alphabet... Only people that never had their own writing before had to adopt either Cyrillic or Latin alphabet. Turkic languages used to use Arabic script for a while, which also wasn't the best for their language...

    Other strange uses:

    Farsi is an indo-european language, but uses Arabic script...

    Kurds living in Armenia write in their language using Armenian language. By the way, Turkis
    • While I'm rambling about my aesthetic notions, I will add that I think that modern Hebrew [umd.edu] and Arabic [umd.edu] scripts are a total failure at the task of doing something sane with Phoenician [phoenicia.org]. When I am appointed cruel Kommissar of Asia Minor, all will be compelled to convert their letterforms to Phoenician, under penalty of vaporization.

      Although one good thing did come of Arabic -- an authentic improvement, in fact: Divehi, which I wrote about here. [interglacial.com] Too bad global warming will probably put every last user of Divehi into some wretched Indian refugee camp in the next twenty years or so.