From: Markus Scherer <markus.scherer@us...> - 2003-10-13 19:16:34
Dear Mr. Roweis,
It appears that our rules are primarily based on the UNGEGN rules, see
ICU itself is a set of C/C++ and Java libraries for developers. We do have
sample applications, but like the transliterator demo that I provided you
the URL for, most of them are designed for online usage, which requires a
web server to run them.
It would be easy for someone familiar with Java to adapt sample code and
provide a simple standalone application for Arabic-Latin transliteration.
We have sample code, a User Guide and API references on our web site.
I would like to suggest that you try the online demo first to see if it
suits your purposes.
If LOC rules need to be used, then someone would have to express them in a
certain syntax and supply them to our library - or to the online demo - in
ICU works entirely on Unicode text, as modern browsers and operating
systems do. If you copy/paste between different windows, the Unicode text
will be transferred between them. For any font-related problems see
I hope this helps - best regards,
Markus Scherer マルクス IBM GCoC-Unicode/ICU San José, CA
"Shoukry Roweis" <shoukry.roweis@...>
To: Markus Scherer/Cupertino/IBM@...
Subject: Re: transliteration, Arabic to Latin characters
Dear Mr. Scherer:
Thanks for your prompt reply.
I use the Library of Congress romanization scheme, which I am sure you
If not, I would be very happy to find you the URL.
Is your software available only on-line? Can it be downloaded somewhere? I
have not tried to copy and paste from the on-line interface to any local
document. What fonts will result? Can we alter the fonts?
Sorry to tax your time again, but your help is greatly appreciated.
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