FW: Looking for transcription or transliteration standards latin- >arabic

From: Mike Ayers (mike.ayers@tumbleweed.com)
Date: Wed Jul 07 2004 - 12:34:36 CDT

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: John Cowan [mailto:jcowan@reutershealth.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 8:32 AM
    To: Mike Ayers
    Subject: Re: Looking for transcription or transliteration standards
    latin- >arabic

    Mike Ayers scripsit:

    > Now, in a last desperate hope to address the issue I raised: does
    > the practice of stripping diacritics have a name?

    The Unicode people are probably going to standardize on calling it
    "diacritic folding", by analogy to the term "case folding".

    I have provided them with a table that does diacritic folding for the
    Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, and Hebrew scripts; it does not, however, remove
    combining diacritics (which is easy to do on your own).

    There are three kinds of people in the world:   John Cowan
    those who can count,                            http://www.reutershealth.com
    and those who can't.                            jcowan@reutershealth.com

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