[sword-devel] Transliteration tools

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Wed Jan 6 07:02:39 MST 2010

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Matthew Talbert wrote:
> i don't believe BibleTime actually does transliteration.
> The nice thing about ICU is that we can add data to it. Chris has done
> this for several scripts. The tools are well developed already it's
> simply a matter of adding data.
> On 1/3/10, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
>>> David Haslam wrote:
>>>> Does anyone know what activities are being pursued by Bible translators
>>>> and
>>>> publishers in the realm of transliteration?
>>>> I just came across this online tool for transliteration of Korean
>>>> script
>>>> to
>>>> the Latin alphabet.
>>> We use in libsword ICU which provides for transliteration. If you use
>>> Xiphos and rightclick a given non latin script module  you can see it in
>>> action. It works very well for many scripts. It works less well for
>>> some, but I think there is then often little else available either.
>> In BibleTime I believe we use a mechanism that comes with/from Qt4.  I
>> know we don't use a version of SWORD with ICU on Windows or Mac, but I
>> believe we still have transliteration.
>> --Greg

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