Tifinagh picker notes/help

Updated 21-Feb-2018 • tags apps, pickers, tifinagh

This Unicode character picker allows you to produce or analyse runs of Tifinagh 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 characters in the Unicode Tifinagh block.

Controls above the text area

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

The algorithm generates Tifinagh text in line with a transcription used in particular for northern Berber transcriptions of Neo-Tifinagh. This still needs a little refinement (suggestions welcome).

Input aids

IPA to Tifinagh. Displays a panel of lowercase phonetic symbols. As you click on them the picker generates Tifinagh text in line with some rough phonetic principles. Think of this as a way to speed things up, rather than a foolproof system.

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