Re: osmanya script

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Wed Oct 29 2003 - 10:03:52 CST

<aa014 at gre dot ac dot uk> wrote:

> is it possible to design a program that takes the vaLue of the osmanya
> script and compare it with the somali latin script. then afterwards,
> displaying the equivalent.
> by this i mean, if you tell the program that the letter A is a given
> code in osmanya script as well as in somali latin script, so that as
> type the letter a, it displays the osmanya equivalent.

Is it possible? Absolutely. People have been writing computer programs
for half a century to transliterate between Latin and Cyrillic. Why not
Latin and Osmanya?

It's highly unlikely that such a program already exists, however,
considering that Osmanya has been formally in Unicode for only a few

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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