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RE: Transliteration [and transcription]

From: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 17:21:15 -0000
Message-Id: <5DFB753C1329D1119DEC00805F15C342D92B@WS015>
To: "'10646er@sesame.demon.co.uk'" <10646er@sesame.demon.co.uk>, Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no, mgm@sybase.com
Cc: rosenne@NetVision.net.il, Converse@sesame.demon.co.uk, i18n@dkuug.dk, xojig@xopen.co.uk, sc22wg14@dkuug.dk, www-international@w3.org, wgi18n@terena.nl, keld@dkuug.dk
I was using transliteration (letters) and transcription (sounds) as
synonimous.  This is common and even my Oxford Dictionary
consider them synonimous.  In practice, most of this
transformation is a mixture of boths.

If the transliteration/transcription community needs to make
the distinction, fine.  What it is needed are the parameters
to identify transliteration/transcription.

Also needed:

 1) Formal defintions from "authority".
 2) Nomenclature for the different transformations.


> [ Carrasco: typo ?]
> In many cases, only transliteration is required, often
> transliteration is not required, depending on user requirements.
> [ Carrasco: once this community arrives to the "rough consensus"
> the "bridge people" should feed the results to other communities]
> The tc46sc2@elot.gr list on transliteration may also be of interest
> to some recipients of htis email: there are now over 300 subscribers
> to tc46sc2@elot.gr, from 43 countries and territories, providing a
> global interest group in this area, covering all the scripts in use
> in official languages worldwide, and many scripts no longer in wide
> use as well.
Received on Wednesday, 19 November 1997 12:25:22 UTC

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