Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of BluePrintTransliteration


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01/03/14 02:44:04 (7 years ago)
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Samsruti Dash
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  • BluePrintTransliteration

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    1 = Blueprint: Transliteration =
     1= BLUEPRINT TO ADD TRANSLITERATION TO TEXT ENTRY CONTROLS =
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     3== Aim: ==
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     5Sahana Eden Software is used in almost all the countries . Transliteration is the conversion of a text from one script to another. For local language text entry one can use a native language keyboard with native Unicode character set or use transliteration to allow entering the native word.
     6E.g. of Transliteration : “Google Transliteration Beta”   
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     8== Where they are Used: ==
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     10These are mainly used in CAP Broker GUI, CAP templates.A CAP Broker is always available with  messages in different local languages.
     11Users of  Sri Lanka would require a CAP broker that a message carries the <cap.alert.info> section in Sinhala or Tamil languages  .The person who will create the messages require to type the <cap.alert.info.description> for both the languages .
     12For Example, a term “Earthquake” which is pronounced as  ûrth'kwāk'), when it will be typed in the message , the output result for Sinhalese people will be " භූකම්පනය " and for Tamils will be “நிலநடுக்கம்”
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     14== Technical side of Using This Feature ==
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     16Google offered “Google AJAX Transliteration API” . To use that API an internet connection is required for online Transliteration .By Refering to this link : https://developers.google.com/transliterate/v1/getting_started#usingApis , anybody can get started with the API.
     17Google is also providing offline services.
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     19== How To use it in Eden ? ==
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     21If a developer is decided to develop transliteration input service, then he/she should check the S3Widget.py file , which will make him easy to edit the existing structure of Eden.  A widget named as as TransliterationTextarea in the model is the main part that we need to change to activate transliteration for a text-value.
     22The widget should be use AJAX request or Bootstrap request . The main problem arises with the source of data .Even if the Eden website is given permission to use their data source , we still need to convert those into XML or JSON. We are not sure about the data , they may be correct partially.So we need to test it.
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     24The work needs to be updates. If any one the transliteration service is updates then others will become useless.
     25User Interface is the main point of transliteration.We will require a text area for the input having autocomplete common function in Visual Studio or Adobe Dreamweaver. A dropdown box should be there  with possible meanings a letter combination can have. By using jQueryUI ListBuilder we can overcome this problem which require UI.
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     27== SUGGESTION ==
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     29According to the points explained above, a transliteration engine is quite a lot of work, as we have no consistent database of roman -> Indian, Chinese, or Cyrillic characters which we could use. As long as we are not able to find one, an implementation of a transliteration engine is not recommended. If we could find a professional and consistent database we could start to implement the feature using the JQuery plugin explained above.
    230== Purpose ==
    331As Sahana Eden is used in countries which do not use roman letters (eg Sri Lanka), a transliteration feature that transforms roman letter-combinations into their transliterated equivalents (such as Tamil letters) would be useful. For now we just need a form input.