Word splitting & hyphenation conventions in roman transliteration

Aditya, the ]-[indu $kepti¢ a018967t at BC.SEFLIN.ORG
Fri Feb 12 23:35:54 UTC 1999

On 12 Feb 99,  Christopher Fernandez wrote:

> I have noticed on this list itself  that there is no unanimity to
>  represent the same Devnagri character with a unique Roman character.
>   Not really. A recent Indology posting is appended. Please
>   do click the URLs and have a look at the uniformity in
>   transliteration.

Since you agreed in the last paragraph of this very message about the role
of inertia, how do you expect clicking on url will help. There have been so
many attempts made to have a unform system in the past that I doubt that
any new  system will be more accepted.  There are at least 5 Hindi
newspapers on the net and all of them use a different font. If you can
persuade them to print their papers in your Romanized font then I will
believe that your url has any future.

>   The problem referred by you is fairly recent.  Indians usually
>   employed as Computer professionals write in nonscholarly forums
>   such as Newsgroups and mount their Websites depending on what
>   they think is more apt.
On this very list, I have seem different "academics" of your type use z,s, c
for the same devnagri character. You cannot blame computer professional
for all the ills.

> >The most important reason for failure of all such attempts is the
> >inertia....
>   I agree with you 100%

I hope it gets you in the best of spirits.
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