May 26, 2018

ASCII transliterations of Unicode text

What Unidecode provides is a function, ‘unidecode…’ that takes Unicode data and tries to represent it in ASCII characters i.e., the universally displayable characters between 0x00 and 0x7F. The representation is almost always an attempt at transliteration – i.e., conveying, in Roman letters, the pronunciation expressed by the text in some other writing system. See the example above

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