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Unicode Demystified by Richard Gillam

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Mongolian

The exception is the Mongolian alphabet, which is (not surprisingly) used in Mongolia. Mongolian is written using this alphabet in Inner Mongolia (the Mongolian district in China). In Outer Mongolia (the Mongolian People's Republic), Mongolian was written using the Cyrillic alphabet for much of the twentieth century, but the Mongolian alphabet was restored by law in 1992. Unlike with other biscriptal languages, such as Serbo-Croatian, no direct one-to-one mapping exists between the two versions of written Mongolian; spelling of words in the two scripts is independent.

The Mongolian alphabet is, at best, only very distantly related to the other Asian and Southeast Asian scripts; it's actually a cousin of the Arabic alphabet. It has been ...

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