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Old 15th December 2007, 05:16 PM
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Anyone invest Amharic?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7138128.stm

27 Million first language speakers!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amharic
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Who accepts Amharic registrations?
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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

That is a good point. You probably need to the correct language tag to make it work.

First of all you need to get hold of file with the fonts. Obviously Nokia have one kicking around somewhere. Not sure who else might have one. Perhaps Microsoft do but I wouldn't count on it.

You need also to identify a translation source. I have no idea on that one, but a good start is to Google it.

On the language tag, I did a lot of this stuff before the tag came in, but I think you might be able to get away by trying to put them through as Arabic, but I am not at all sure about that one.
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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

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First of all you need to get hold of file with the fonts.

I see them just fine on my laptop.

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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

not many speakers. What would you go for?

I am able to register them. does the language tag matter?

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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

Language tag does not matter.
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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

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not many speakers. What would you go for?

I am able to register them. does the language tag matter?

I've already hit several of them which have been registered since 2001.

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Many Rastafarians learn Amharic as a second language because they consider it to be a sacred language, and even the original language.
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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

Why not? I grabbed a few. Maybe if I live to be 100.

All .com

ስፖርት - sports
ጨዋታ - sports
ኤድስ - AIDS
ወሲብነክፅሁፍ - pornography
ወሲብነክ - porn
ወሲብ - sex
ኢየሱስክርስቶስ - Jesus Christ
ኢየሱስ - Jesus
ፊልም - movie
ተመድ - U.N. (United Nations)
ሞባይል - mobile phone/cell phone
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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

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I see them just fine on my laptop.

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I am not seeing them. So I don't have the font. All I am getting is question marks!

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Why not? I grabbed a few. Maybe if I live to be 100.

All .com

ስፖርት - sports
ጨዋታ - sports
ኤድስ - AIDS
ወሲብነክፅሁፍ - pornography
ወሲብነክ - porn
ወሲብ - sex
ኢየሱስክርስቶስ - Jesus Christ
ኢየሱስ - Jesus
ፊልም - movie
ተመድ - U.N. (United Nations)
ሞባይል - mobile phone/cell phone
If you can get "News" that has to be a huge winner. Loans, Insurance and other financial related are always big winners! How about Television?
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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

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I am not seeing them. So I don't have the font. All I am getting is question marks!

I am using Linux. I do not know which font is actually rendering the script, but it works.

I'm not going to take any of these. Have fun!

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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

I checked News earlier and what I think was best version was taken since 2001 by:

Registrant:
Self
PO Box 30821
Addis Ababa, NA NA
ET

Domain name: XN--H1D9L.COM

Administrative Contact:
Taye, Demse
PO Box 30821
Addis Ababa, NA NA
ET
251-1-11-22-33

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I am not seeing them. So I don't have the font. All I am getting is question marks!



If you can get "News" that has to be a huge winner. Loans, Insurance and other financial related are always big winners! How about Television?
bank is taken, but loan is available.

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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

News taken by a native, what will come next :p
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I checked News earlier and what I think was best version was taken since 2001 by:

Registrant:
Self
PO Box 30821
Addis Ababa, NA NA
ET

Domain name: XN--H1D9L.COM

Administrative Contact:
Taye, Demse
PO Box 30821
Addis Ababa, NA NA
ET
251-1-11-22-33



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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

This article suggest that Turkmen might be worth a second look.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7143092.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7113396.stm

We have got Ashgabat, and a couple of other towns but didn't dig further than that!
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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

I regged these also:

ተዋሰ - loan
ኮምፒዩተር - computer
መቀምር - computer
አፍሪቃ - Africa

thanks for the tips. I need to stop.
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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

very nice I think we have all been there, might try some bengali next.
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I regged these also:

ተዋሰ - loan
ኮምፒዩተር - computer
መቀምር - computer
አፍሪቃ - Africa

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Re: Anyone invest Amharic?

For those using windows and can't see Amharic script:

Visit this link:
ftp://ftp.ethiopic.org/pub/fonts/TrueType/gfzemenu.ttf

Save the gfzemenu.ttf file to your desktop

Then 'Start' >> 'My Computer' >> 'C Disk' >> 'WINDOWS' >> Find the folder called 'Fonts' and open it >> Drag the gfzemenu.ttf file into the 'Fonts' folder and refresh your page.
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very nice I think we have all been there, might try some bengali next.
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bengali has about 200 millions speakers, i very mutch doubt you are able to register some of those words, maybe the .nets
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