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X-Posted from "Hausa language, literature and culture" <H-HAUSA@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Some time ago, I brought up the idea of a utility that could convert ASCIIfied Hausa text into Boko (the standard Latin transcription, which includes 4 "hooked" letters from the extended Latin character sets outside of ASCII). Has anyone attempted to create such a utility? I think it would be simpler than and different from a spell-checker in that it would look only for words (and short phrases where context matters) where the extended characters would be used. One imagines that such a utility would be especially useful as a browser add-on. TIA for any info. Don Osborn __________ REPLY Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2011 10:12:49 +0200 From: Dwayne Bailey <firstname.lastname@example.org> I believe Peter Waiganjo Wagacha, University of Nairobi, did work in Kikuyu and Tunde Adegbola, Alt-I, in Youruba. Either of those could be a good starting point, but I'm not sure of the reliability of either. -- regards Dwayne