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Re: Arabic transliteration

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 23:21
Isaac A. Penzev writes:
 > Shalom everybody!
 > I've just started working over a new conlang project. The original script
 > for the conlang should be Arabic. I'm sure I cannot post messages here in
 > Ar-script even with my mail client permitting me to use Unicode -- the
 > server messes them up, doesn't it? And quite few people have Arabic support
 > in their OS's...
 > Is there any ASCII-friendly scheme for ***transliterating*** Ar-script (NOT
 > a transcription!!! -- I know X-SAMPA!), or should I introduce my own one?

I'm uncertain as to whether this will be of any use to you - I don't
know if it'll be recognized _anywhere_ - but there is such a scheme
described here (although he calls it transcription, I think it's the
kind of thing you want).

It's actually a general scheme for Semitic languages - Arabic is at
the bottom.