Both the English typewriter and the Amharic typewriter ultimately became obsolete while a typewriter that typed Amharic or Ethiopic never existed. Fesseha is one of the enemies of Ge’ez. First I would like to thank the Honorable Chairman and members of the subcommittee for giving me the opportunity to be a participant in this important hearing on “The Language Access Act of 2002.” I am pleased to provide testimony on the importance of adding Amharic, the Ethiopian official national language, to the list of languages, other than English, to be included in the “The Language Access Act.”. However some typing mechanisms/schemes are patentable. Some ask “Do you have patent or copyright protection for your early work? I have helped few young people apply for Ethiopic Keyboarding Patents on new method of typing. They are different from the Arabic and Hebrew alphabets and those of the English and other related alphabets. We all must thank and hold in high honor Dr Aberra Molla as a great Ethiopian scientist, pioneer computer genius. The main subject above (Article ) should be seen as a crucial and essential step towards the restoration of the dignity of the African BLACK RACE and LIBERATE OUR AFRICA from the COLONIZATION of OUR MINDS by European MARAUDERS. It is very ironic that you were able pinpoint an interview of the self-aggrandized individual named Fisseha Atlaw with Tadias magazine in such a supersonic speed! It didn’t work, as my close friends expected it but they were honourable and decent enough to say ‘we told you so’. LOL, HAHAHA. I am happy and proud of my successful Life, in general. Many languages such as Filipino organize a big community to translate more than 500,000 sentences in less than a month. old kingdom of Axum, Geez, which is still the classical and ecclesiastical language of Ethiopia. How about others? Ethiopic (Ge’ez), an African writing system designed as a meaningful and graphic representation of a wide array of knowledge, including languages. In fact any new scheme of typing/Keyboarding can be submitted for a patent in the US quite easily. Ethiopic is the hundreds of characters that has been in use for thousands of years written manually and printed for about a century in the presses that Dr. Molla computerized. As a result the Ethiopian alphabet is well suited to adapt to and exploit the English typewriter. So Fesseha should refrain from using the interview as a new excuse. ME5 is to create compatibility to read documents created by the various keyboards. Fesseha did not develop any original MLS Ethiopic word processer. Dr. Aberra made great contributions for the modernization of Ethiopian literacy and his software helped me greatly.”. Ge’ez and Amharic are now taught in some European and North American universities and there is no reason why Africans can’t take advantage of this perfect African alphabet and use it for writing in their various languages. Contrary to his previous claim, he advised them to use Amharic in Amharic alphabet in a language and alphabet they can’t speak, write or read. For instance, it is a scientific fact of life that only statistically significant advantages be utilized. Amharic is written using Fidel, ፊደል, which grew out of the Geez. For example, a single Amharic word ባይሰጣቸውም, could be translated as ‘even if it is not given to them’. Yes, in the 70’s most of computing was done in the English language- using Latin alphabet. But the bizarre suggestions that some how someone in the 1970s and 1980s invented ethiopic sounds so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; absurd and plane ludicrous, farcical and silly. I hope, there would be, not only just a few lines of reaction but, HUNDREDS of ENTHUSIASTIC ANALYTICAL COMMENTARIES for the benefit of Africa and Africans. I have my own megaphone. (Gojam, Gonder, Wollo, and Menz dialects). Please Habeshas, learn to five credit where credit is due and base it on quantitative facts, not on this kind of አፈ ታሪክ and fantasy. Fesseha tells tall stories about how in the 1970’s the Oromos were concerned about computers, in the 1980’s the English used 8 by 8 grids, the number of Ethiopic alphabets was 270, he made almost the entire alphabet using vowel marks and how he worked with companies like Google and Facebook which did not exist at that time. It is unfortunate that you also compare Dr. Aberra Molla, a very well respected scientist with a certain guy, Engineer ZeMichael! Other keys were arbitrarily assigned to other characters such that the major criterion was whether or not a character could be created out of different smaller pieces or were to be assigned a single key. It is spoken principally in the central highlands of the country. We agreed that these Sabean alphabets may require creating a special chip and an Ethiopian computer and then developing Ethiopian computer languages.