Ethiopic picker notes/help

Updated 23-Feb-2018 • tags apps, pickers, ethiopic

This Unicode character picker allows you to produce or analyse runs of Ethiopic text. Character pickers are especially useful for people who don't know a script well, as characters are displayed in ways that aid identification.

If something is broken or missing raise an issue. For version information see the Github commit list.

About the chart

Includes all the characters in the Unicode Ethiopic, Ethiopic Supplement, Ethiopic Extended and Ethiopic Extended-A blocks. The extended repertoire is initially hidden, but can be revealed using a selection in the input aids, to the left side.

Controls above the text area

Transliterate. Converts the contents of the text area to a Latin transliteration that provides a unique correspondence between each Ethiopic symbol and a Latin symbol. It doesn't necessarily lead to a good phonetic transcription, but the process is reversible (unlike most phonetic transcriptions).

Input aids

Show hints. When this is on, transliterations are shown for the syllabic characters.

Extended repertoire. Allows you to toggle on or off the extension characters. The basic repertoire covers characters needed for Amharic, Tigrinya, Tigre, and Blin. The extension characters are for writing the sounds of other languages, such as Me'en, Sebatbeit, Gamo-Gofa-Dawro, Basketo, Gumuz, etc.

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