0027, 02BC, 2019, or a new character?

James Kass via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Tue Jan 16 01:40:15 CST 2018

It's possible that the ruler of Kazakhstan, who is guiding this script
change movement, is unaware of modern, proper input methods.  Avoiding
ambiguity was the reason given for the government's rejection of
ASCII-Latin digraphs; it was thought that, for example, English
language students might become confused by a phonetic difference
between the same digraph as used in English versus Kazakh.

On a side note, wouldn't most of the "standard keyboards" currently in
Kazakhstan be labelled in Cyrillic anyway?

More info on Kazakh's writing system history:

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