Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 17: Language and Culture (13-17)

Limitation of Government Printing Systems

August 28, 2021

Government systems can only print in Roman alphabet with French accents, meaning names with numbers and Indigenous characters and symbols won’t be accommodated. The immigration department said its document-issuance systems can only print Roman alphabet with some French accents, as well as three symbols: apostrophe, hyphen and period. Numbers in names are not part of its functionality. (see also Current Problems In Indigenous Languages)