While some analysts remain skeptical about Kazakhstan's Latinization reform, bloggers offer [ru] practical proposals on how to do the reform ‘right’ and analyze [ru] the experience of other former Soviet countries that switched from Cyrillic to Latin script. Yet comments under these blogs show that the reform remains very controversial and, even among proponents of the change, there is little agreement on how to go about it. One reader notes [ru]:
It looks like the reform will be more difficult and will take longer than many of us anticipated…
Um, Registan’s Hancock-Parmer is more than skeptical, Alexander. He’s coercively *prescriptive* about Kazakhstan and think they should move to Arabic script. There seems almost no support for this except among fussy academics like himself.