New mobile application Qazaq Latin Keyboard was presented in Astana

Keyboards with Kazakh Latin letters is now available for smartphones and laptops, as the presentation of a new mobile application Qazaq Latin Keyboard was held recently in Astana. The developers of the application have created a transliteration of the keyboard set. Texts entered in Cyrillic will be automatically translated into Latin. Anyone could easily download the application from the internet. Another similar project, Resmihat.KZ was also presented. The application provides assistance in the writing of official documents in Latin.

AZAT SHAUYEEV, DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF KAZAKH LANGUAGE:

 - This is a very difficult work. We have a dictionary and a converter. All the grammar is available in Kazakh. All the state body and organizations release statements. All documents are stored in the app and the app helps people to write them.

Children learn languages and cultural heritage of Kazakhs through various mass events. As part of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity Program, young Kazakhs presented their projects at a forum held in Burabai. The forum organizers highlighted the activity of the Akmola schoolchildren who presented their works not only on a local scale, but also on the scale of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

AIDANA ALMAKHANOVA, FORUM PARTICIPANT:

 - I created a yurt made of felt for my project. I’ve been working on it for three years. In 2016, I presented my project at an international conference. The idea is to create a resort made of only yurts.

ALEKSANDER PYATKOV, VICE-PRESIDENT, UNION OF CHILDREN'S ORGANIZATIONS:

 - We need to revive the spiritual heritage, restore what may have been lost. We need to follow the Kazakh traditions and know the history of our ancestors. When children are exposed and involved in this kind of projects, they will start researching. In the beginning, there were 18 public museums and now there are 188 museums located only in schools.