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Uzbekistan's Useless Latin Script

LJ user a_volosevich suggests [ru] that the Latinization reform that has been underway in Uzbekistan over the last two decades is close to failure:

[Over the almost twenty years since Uzbekistan switched to Latin script] it has become clear that the new script in itself does not create the knowledge of foreign languages… Besides, the Russian language has proven to be more in demand [than Latinized Uzbek].

The blogger suggests that this might be a warning call to Kazakhstan, which is also abandoning Cyrillic script in favor of the Latin alphabet.

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