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Orthographies created today face a challenge that those of decades ago did not have: interaction with electronic devices and software,, that is, cell phones, computer programs, etc. Characters that can be written with no problem on paper can sometimes cause difficulties in an electronic environment. This especially applies to orthographies which use characters such as = or + to represent grammatical tone or some other function. The document link below is a paper which discusses what these problems are, and possible alternative solutions.
Best practice when using non-alphabetic characters in orthographies