From: Tom Emerson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 23 2005 - 09:07:18 CDT
Dean Snyder writes:
> Encoding existing scripts is not proliferation.
> Transliteration is lossy.
Not necessarily. Transcription is by definitionlossy. However, it is
possible to develop a transliteration scheme that is not lossy: the
Buckwalter transliteration for Arabic is not lossy for contemporary
Arabic orthography (though it is not suitable for Qur'anic.) Similarly
the KORDA transcription for Han'gul is also lossless for contemporary
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