Pan-Nigerian alphabet

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).

The pannigerianische alphabet was designed in 1985 by the typographer Hermann Zapf and borrows in the International Phonetic Alphabet.

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.

  • Alphabet
  • Culture ( Nigeria)