The pannigerianische alphabet is one of numerous special characters extended variant of the Latin alphabet or the African alphabet, which is used in Nigeria. It represents a common character set from which the orthographies of many Nigerian individual languages (among Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo ) make use of, because of their sometimes very complex sound systems with the simple Latin alphabet (A -Z) only would be tedious to verschriften.
The price for the adequate Verschriftung the volume stocks are the numerous special characters, some of which ( such as Ƙ / ƙ - »K with hook " ) outside Nigeria are hardly ever used. In Nigeria, one uses appropriate typewriters; for computer make the unusual character but still a major problem ( see also the article in Unicode).
It is noteworthy that it is not to the alphabet of a particular language, but a given area: Within Nigeria, it is used to Verschriftung many languages , on the other hand is used for example for Hausa in Nigeria, the pannigerianische alphabet and in neighboring Niger, a completely different orthography.
Some characters do not own a code point, so that must be resorted to combining characters such as U 0304 asked for under the superscript macron and U 0331 for the macron.
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