A local newspaper in northern Kazakhstan has become the first publication to run an edition in the new-look, apostrophe-heavy Latin alphabet.
Dinara Karymsakova, a resident of the Kostanay region, displayed a hard copy of Arqalyq Habary on her Facebook page. In the edition, the newspaper published the new and old alphabets on its front page and urged readers to offer their views on what they think about the script.
One person commenting under Karymsakova’s post might have been speaking for many others when she said, simply, “It is very difficult to read.”
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