[Foundation-l] Automatic username transliteration for SUL

James Hare messedrocker at gmail.com
Sun Dec 24 13:55:46 UTC 2006

What I would like to know is how a machine will be able to deduce a
pronounciation through a username.

On 12/24/06, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Neil Harris wrote:
> > If we can make it as simple as that (and acknowledge that the automatic
> >
> >transliteration will often be very, very,  bad) we could possibly make
> >this work, with the option to change your nick to something else later.
> >
> >Perhaps language -> IPA -> language might be a good way of helping the m
> >x n problem for this, in which case we could use language <-> IPA tables
> >to bootstrap this.
> >
> >Would this be a good idea, or would it be linguistic nonsense?
> >
> Probably linguistic nonsense.  Although it serves a very useful purpose
> in conveying pronunciations, anly a limited community interested in
> linguistics will be familiar with it.  For everybody else (which to be
> fair must include the English speakers) it amounts to attaining equality
> by putting everything into a common language which all will equally not
> understand. :-)
> Ec
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