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ISO 259:1984 (EN)

ISO 259:1984 (EN)

Documentation — Transliteration of Hebrew characters into Roman characters

ISO 259:1984 (EN) deals with the conversion of systems of writing. The aim of this ISO 259:1984 and others in the series is to define a meaning for international communication of written messages/texts in a form that permits the automatic transmission and reconstitution of these by men or machines. The system of conversion, in this case, must be univocal and entirely reversible.

This means that abstraction is to be composed of all phonetic and esthetic considerations, as well as certain national customs. All these considerations are, however, ignored by the machines performing the functions.

The adoption of ISO 259:1984 (EN) for international communication leaves every country free to adopt for its own use a national standard that may be different, on the condition that it be compatible with ISO 259:1984.

The system proposed herein makes it possible and acceptable for international use if the graph, it creates is such that they may be converted automatically into the graph used in any strict national systems.

ISO 259:1984 can be used by anyone who has a clear understanding of the systems. And is certain that it can be applied without ambiguity. The result obtained will not give a correct pronunciation of the original text in an individual’s own language. But it will serve as a meaning of finding automatically the original graphism.

Thus allow any one who has knowledge of the original language to pronounce it correctly. Similarly one can only pronounce correctly a text written if they are familiar with the language.

The adoption of national standards compatible with this ISO 259:1984. It will permit the representation, in an international publication, of the morphemes of each language according to the customs of the country where it is the native language.

It will be possible to simplify this representation in order to take into account the number of the character sets available on different kinds of machines.

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