In Ethiopia, linguists, gig-economy workers, students and journalists in Addis Ababa discussed one of the dominant languages in Ethiopia (Amharic) and the impact of attempting to use a non-Latin script (ge’ez) online. Infrastructure such as foreign language keyboards and operating systems are often not designed for non-Latin scripts, resulting in many users defaulting to English for ease of communication. In many instances, users would consume content in English but redistribute it to their networks in Amharic or mother tongues. 

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