This paper presents a convention for transcribing Ethiopic script into ASCII. While somewhat dated (the system is pre Unicode), the paper provides an interesting look into the development of the computerization of the Ethiopic script.
|Author||Yitna Firdyiwek and Daniel Yaqob|
|Institution||The Journal Of EthioSciences (original paper)|
|Link||postscript-only (.ps) version of this paper|
A convention for the transcription of Ethiopic script into the seven bit American Standard for Computer Information Interchange (ASCII) is presented. The convention provides a mechanism for computer interchange of Ethiopic text for single byte information systems. The system of transcription is readily human readable and encompasses all elements of Ethiopic text which includes letters numbers and punctuation. The convention also provides a mechanism for the extension to multilingual text and may be employed for the keyboard entry of Ethiopic text elements.