Scientists prepare Kazakh alphabet based on Latin script

January 28, 2013

The authors of artificial intellect have set up a version of Kazakh alphabet based on the Latin script.

The scientists of specialised research institute managed to retain specific sounds of the Kazakh language without additional symbols. The interaction of IT and the native language of modern Kazakhstan citizens, after transition to the Latin script, were high on the agenda at today’s meeting. Students of universities of Astana, who use fonts very often, took active part in the discussion. The young people agree with the scientists and say that transition to the Latin alphabet will be smooth. And the arguments of opponents of Romanisation are not meaningful.

Prof. Altynbek SHARIPBAYEV, DIRECTOR, ARTIFICIAL INTELLECT RESEARCH INSTITUTE UNDER GUMILYOV EURASIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY:

-We already have a website, a programme-converter, and a transcoder.  So any text in the Cyrillic alphabet is automatically translated into Latin by pushing a button. As everyone uses computers, they are welcome to read from the computer screen and print it out on paper. There aren’t any problems whatsoever.