Re: Arabic transliteration
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 15, 2002, 2:41|
From: "Isaac A. Penzev" <isaacp@...>
> <<<My personal translit system uses non-ASCII characters like s-caron,
> circumflex vowels and eth and thorn.>>>
> I'd like to get acquainted with it.
My non-ASCII case-sensitive system:
alif - ' or ?; as long vowel/alif maddah: â (a-circumflex)
ba - b
ta - t
tha - þ (thorn)
jim - j
h.a - H
kha - x
dal - d
dhal - ð (edh or d-stroke)
ra - r
zay - z
sin - s
shin - s^ (s-caron)
s.ad - S
d.ad - D
t.a - T
dh.a - Ð (capital edh)
`ayn - ` or 3
ghayn - G
fa - f
qaf - q or K
kag - k
lam - l
mim - m
nun - n
ha - h
waw - w; as long vowel: û (u-circumflex)
ya - y; as long vowel: î (i-circumflex)
pa (ba with three dots below) - p
chim (jim with three dots below) - c
zha (zay with three dots above) - z^ (z-caron)
va (fa with three dots above) - v
gaf (kaf with oblique stroke) - g
tteh (tah with small ta) - t.
ddeh (dah with small ta) - d.
rreh (reh with small ta) - r.
nun ghunna (dotless final nun) - ñ
yeh bari (altered final yeh) - ê (e-circumflex -- also Arabic alif maqsurah)
> <<<UniPers is a proposed Latin orthography for Farsi,>>>
> Links? References?
> Provisional decision: in my conlang proto-lang's /b/ and /v/ may bothmerge
> into one phoneme :-)
/b/ and /v/ are fortis-lenis allophones in my project, as are /p/ and /f/,
/t/ and /T/, /d/ and /D/, /k/ and /x/, /g/ and /G/ etc. A page taken from
the book on Hebrew and Irish Gaelic.
> <<<It's [Arab/Pers veh] included in the free MS fonts because of thelatter usage,
> which is quite uncommon.>>>
> I saw it ONLY in Arial MS Unicode :-((
Oh I have it in Courier New, Tahoma and Microsoft Sans Serif, but not Arial
or Times New Roman (it shows up as a blank box). I also have it in Arabic
Transparent, Simplified Arabic, Traditional Arabic and Andalus. And of
course Arial Unicode MS, which is a huge font (21 Mb).
> <<<Do XP keyboard drivers work for Win 95/98/Me? I don't think they do,and
> too bad, because XP has Arabic, Farsi and Urdu support.>>>
> I don't know, but I can test it if you send me .kbd files for Farsi andUrdu
Sadly, I'm having trouble finding them! I can't remember the proper
extension (I don't think it's .kbd), but I'll keep looking.