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How much has Esperanto changed over the years since the publication of Fundamento de Esperanto?

I actually can't tell you "how much" it has changed, I simply can't quantify it. However I can give you a few examples. Shifted meanings of words The verb "┼Łati ion". Originally it meant something ...
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How did the h-system of typing accented characters come about?

The h-system was proposed by Zamenhof himself in his Aldono al la Dua Libro de l' Lingvo Internacia in 1888. On page 6 it reads: Se ia el la tipografioj ne povas presi verkojn kun signetoj ...
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When diacritics cannot be used, which is more popular, the x- or h- system?

In my anecdotal experience on the Internet I see the x-system vastly more often than the h-system. It has the major advantage that there is less ambiguity so it is easier to automatically convert away ...
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How much has Esperanto changed over the years since the publication of Fundamento de Esperanto?

Just one amusing aspect of the changes. In the beginning, Esperanto was remarkably influenced by the Russian language. This resulted in some strange constructed words, made according to the Russian ...
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When diacritics cannot be used, which is more popular, the x- or h- system?

Through my personal experience, the x-system is by far the more popular of the 2 methods. I can only recall a few times where I've seen the h-system used outside of showing what the h-system looks ...
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When diacritics cannot be used, which is more popular, the x- or h- system?

People definitely use the x-system more. However, as Neil Roberts noted above, the h-system seems to be slightly more popular with older Esperanto speakers, who learned before computers existed or ...
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Did Zamenhof recommend this usage of apostrophe in the H-System?

This answer isn't going to fully clear this up (at least, not yet), but maybe it can help trace where that claim could have come from. (And maybe be a first stepping stone for a full answer, proving ...
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When diacritics cannot be used, which is more popular, the x- or h- system?

I believe there was an addendum added in the Fundamento to make way for the x-system, though it still officially prefers the h-system in cases where the x-system isn't more practical. That being said, ...
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When diacritics cannot be used, which is more popular, the x- or h- system?

I personally prefer the x-system for two reasons: Because x is not a letter in the Esperanto alphabet, there is never any confusion as to whether it is a letter in the word or a substitute for a ...
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When diacritics cannot be used, which is more popular, the x- or h- system?

The h-system came first, and is more natural "charma", "Chehhoslovakio", "shi" - it has more appeal to non-Esperantists. The x-system is ugly, but ideal for automatic conversion. But the x-system is ...
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