Wednesday, October 26, 2005

There goes my keyboard


"A Turkish court has fined 20 people for using the letters Q and W on placards at a Kurdish new year celebration, under a law that bans use of characters not in the Turkish alphabet, rights campaigners said.... The 1928 Law on the Adoption and Application of Turkish Letters changed the Turkish alphabet from the Arabic script to a modified Latin script and required all signs, advertising, newspapers and official documents to only use Turkish letters."
http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/10/25/turk.letters.reut/index.html

Spotted at http://blogs.salon.com/0001561/2005/10/25.html#a8414

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