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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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Kial "-iĉ-" por viriĉoj en la iĉisma sistemo?

It was formed by analogy from words like panjo and paĉjo. -njo -> -in- -ĉjo -> -iĉ- According to Vilborg, -in- is a germanic suffix, while -ĉjo and -njo are Russian. In Russian, the male suffix ...
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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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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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