While this document is somewhat dated (it is pre-Unicode), it does provide interesting background material on the development of the computerization of the Ethiopic script.
|Author||Berhanu Beyene, Manfred Kudlek, Olaf Kummer, Jochen Metzinger|
|Institution||Universität Hamburg, FB Informatik|
|Date||7th December 1998|
|Link||postscript-only (.ps) version of this paper|
The Ethiopian script differs considerably from the Latin script. Most important, it consists of more than 350 different letters. A new transcription method is presented that can be used for the LaTeX typesetting system. It was implemented on the basis of the multilingual typesetting package babel.
In addition to a guide to the concrete usage of our system, we provide technical details of the implementation and sketch the reasons for our design decisions. Linguistic and historical information on the Ethiopian script is also included.