From: Richard Wordingham (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 20 2005 - 14:21:45 CDT
Andreas Prilop wrote:
> U+090B and U+095C are different letters of the Hindi alphabet
> with different pronunciation. They need different Latin letters
> in transliteration since transliteration is supposed to be 1-to-1.
> U+090B is R with ring below
> U+095C is R with dot below
> They are needed *at the same time* in Hindi (and other Indic
Surely the key point of transliteration is *reversibility* (a.k.a.
round-tripping). For example, when transliterating Yi, 'p' and 't' serve as
both consonant and tone mark without any ambiguity. After all, one does not
use different symbols to transliterate U+090B (the independent vowel) and
U+0943 (the dependent vowel). So, does round-tripping actually fail if the
same symbol is used for U+090B and U+095C?
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