Issue 17881 - transliteration
Summary: transliteration
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-08-05 09:59 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Unknown 2003-08-05 09:59:43 UTC
It might be a very good feature to allow transliteration type of documents into
the writer program.

As you know, what it can do is lets say you have to type "hum" in Hindi in
devanagari script.  What a person is expected to do is change his/her keyboard
to hindi and start typing in hindi, he is expected to know the hindi
keyboard...if this can be extended to allow you type "hum" in english and the
program converts this to "hum" in devanagari script and displays both the
english and hindi letters.  Later if the person dicides that hindi was not what
he wanted but he wants arabic..the program just changes all these to arabic. 
The phonetic of the word in all three languages remains "hum" only the script

The advantage of this system is that if a person knows the language but does not
know to write in it or lets say there are two people who want to communicate and
one can write/read/speak in english + speak arabic 
other can speak/write/read arabic only

There is an excellant program which gives this feature and it is also available
free. The web site is   but it would be nice if this gets
built into OpenOffice.  No other office suite has this good to
start before competition thinks of it.


Comment 1 h.ilter 2003-08-05 13:09:15 UTC
Reassigned to BH
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:08:12 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
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Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:55:28 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 4 Karen 2013-11-14 05:03:11 UTC
I am strongly agree with you. This translation program would be really helpful for people who want to communicate with other foreigners. And, this would be a great learning tool, because you can learn new vocabulary while having the language you know displaces with the foreign language together.
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-14 12:27:53 UTC
Moved to