19 March 1879, the committee of Istanbul approved the unified alphabet of the Albanian language

A special commission of the Istanbul Committee, composed by the prominent patriots Jani Vreto, Pashko Vasa, Sami Frashëri, Hoxha Tasini and Koto Hoxhi, after a careful preliminary work on March 19th, 1879 approved a unique alphabet of the Albanian language. This alphabet drafted by Sami Frashëri, marked a significant step in the elimination of the difficulties for writing and spreading the Albanian language. It was renamed Istanbul alphabet and with it were printed the majority of publications up to the Congress Monastery.