> Are all African scripts and characters in the Unicode set ?
> If the characters aren't there, then Unicode-based
> internationalization is hopeless. And internationalization
> not based on Unicode would, at this point, be heading down
> the wrong path.
If they are not there, there are is a well-defined standards procedure
in place to accomodate them. At this point there is really no other
"path" for Africa to go down; Unicode is the global standard for text
encoding, and can be readily adapted to the needs of any living
language, and many not-so-living languages of interest to academics.