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  • Dec 22, 2011
  • 08:21 PM

Will Pakistan's Language Be Lost in Texting Translation? (audio)

Fahad Desmukh / PRI's The World
Because the first generations of mobile phones couldn’t send text messages using Pakistan’s Urdu script, Pakistanis improvised and started transliterating Urdu phrases into the Latin alphabet. Even though Urdu-capable phones are more common now, many people have become used to using the Latin script.

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