ASCIIfied vs Boko Hausa on international radio websites

Don Osborn dzo at
Tue Sep 29 08:23:40 CDT 2015

In the past, there has been mention on this list of use of extended 
Latin on the web and using charset=utf-8 in page parameters - neither of 
which are a novelty anymore. The issue now in some cases is policies of 
organizations and decisions by web content managers whether and how to 
use extended Latin and utf-8.

For an update with background on these issues in the case of websites of 
the Hausa services of BBC, CRI, RDW, RFI, and VOA, please see:

FWIW I've also floated the Twitter hashtag #ɓɗƙƴ - along the lines of 
the #acentúate campaign that you may have heard about.

FYI, two related postings/threads from 2009 (though I haven't duplicated 
these quick surveys of other BBC & VOA language pages beyond those for 
Hausa): languages - mostly not UTF-8

VOA- utf-8, lang="en"

Don Osborn

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