UNESCO, having taken a major interest
in the adaption of the Roman alphabet to the African languages
since the 1960's organised an international meeting on the transcription
and harmonisation of African languages at Nyamey in 1978. One
of the results was the establishment of an "African Reference
Alphabet", following the "Africa script" in its
preference for new letters.Since the roman alphabet lacks sufficient
charakters to transcribe many languages, the most radical solution
would be to add new ones.
The Set "Modern Pan African" includes not only the
"African Reference Alphabet" but various examples of
"National" African alphabets as well. Unlike most other
linguistic software it offers various styles of each font (Times,
Arial and Geneva) for a professional and stylish layout of your
document. Furthermore, there is no need to change between "African"
and "Western" fonts, because "useless" charakters
were consequently replaced with African charakters.