Tagging transliterations from a specific script

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Fri Mar 18 13:06:55 CET 2011

after Peter Constable wrote:

> Quoting from his original message that started this thread:
> "the ALA-LC system is defined for Arabic scripts and for Cyrillic 
> scripts, but the systems lead to very different representations"
> If ALA-LC defines multiple, distinct conventions, then it does not 
> make sense to have one ambiguous tag to refer to those distinct 
> conventions: it simply sets us up to face the very problem we are now 
> dealing with.

But I thought he said later that the differences turned out not to be 
due to the ALA-LC conventions after all, but to differences in the 
orthographies used in the original source texts.

Maybe I'd better wait for Avram to clarify before trying to paraphrase 
him further.

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