Re: Transliterating ancient scripts [was: ASCII and Unicode lifespan]

From: Tom Emerson (
Date: Mon May 23 2005 - 09:07:18 CDT

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    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
    Korean orthography.


    Tom Emerson                                          Basis Technology Corp.
    Software Architect                       
      "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you suck forever"

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