Debian Bug report logs - #636017
RFP: tran[s[lit]] -- transcribe between character scripts (Cyrillic <-> Latin, etc)

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>

Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:21:15 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#636017; Package wnpp. (Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:21:18 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org. (Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:21:25 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: tran[s[lit]] -- transcribe between character scripts (Cyrillic <-> Latin, etc)
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:18:03 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>

* Package name    : tran? trans? translit?
  Upstream Author : Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>
* URL             : https://github.com/kilobyte/tran
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : transcribe between character scripts (Cyrillic <-> Latin, etc)

This is a tool for romanization / cyrillization / greekization / etc of text.
It converts character scripts rather than encodings.  For example, it can
turn "Debian" into "Дэбян", "Δεβιαν".

Currently supported scripts:
* latin
* ascii (ie, dropping accents)
* fullwidth (doublewidth ascii for most of us)
* cyrillic
* greek
* devanagari
* katakana
* hiragana
* hangul
and more are coming.  Unicode has for example 13 fancy sets of letters for
mathematical purposes (fraktur, double-strike, etc), this is not supported
yet because a problem in glibc[1], circled/boxed letters, etc.  Not to
mention all the remaining scripts in Unicode and ConScript.

It tries to do transcription rather than mere transliteration, but is still
pretty naive and doesn't go far into realms of phonetic accuracy.

I named this project ~six years ago "tran" which is probably way too
generic.  I guess "translit" might be a bit better.

There is a similar tool in Debian: libtext-unidecode-perl, but it can go
only one way, targets basic ASCII rather than Latin and fails to preserve
non-letter characters like frames.


[1]. towlower(0x1D400) and friends don't work.  This needs either to be
fixed in glibc, or be worked around with hand-crafted case conversions.




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>:
Bug#636017; Package wnpp. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:39:36 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:39:36 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 636017@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 636017@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: tran[s[lit]]: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 15:24:23 +0200
retitle 636017 RFP: tran[s[lit]] -- transcribe between character scripts (Cyrillic <-> Latin, etc)
noowner 636017
tag 636017 - pending
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of tran[s[lit]] back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

If you are still interested in adopting tran[s[lit]], please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 636017 ITP: tran[s[lit]] -- transcribe between character scripts (Cyrillic <-> Latin, etc)
 owner 636017 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <636017@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>



Changed Bug title to 'RFP: tran[s[lit]] -- transcribe between character scripts (Cyrillic <-> Latin, etc)' from 'ITP: tran[s[lit]] -- transcribe between character scripts (Cyrillic <-> Latin, etc)' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 14:04:31 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 14:04:31 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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