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Re: [WMASTERS] Re: Re. 8-bit scheme and Unicode 2.0 Tamil


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Mani wrote:
>  If memory serves right, it was their intention to be able to
> (eventually) auto-translate from any Indian language to any other.  It is an
> intellectually daunting effort and ISCII is just one small step in their
> ultimate goal.

Automatic translation is a task in linguistics and grammer. It
has practically no relation to the script used to write the
sounds or words of a language.

You can see that autotranslations from English to French or Russian
is pretty difficult still.

However, translations between South Indian languages will be very easy.

In fact, translation between Hindi and Tamil will be much
easier than between Hindi and Sanskrit!. Prof. Hart might
perhaps comment on this. Even though Hindi might use a lot
of Sanskrit words, there are a lot of structural and grammatic
resemblences to Tamil and all other native Indian languages.

K. Srinivasan of Quebec.


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