Urdu picker notes/help

Updated 19-Jun-2018 • tags apps, pickers, urdu

This Unicode character picker allows you to produce or analyse runs of Urdu 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 Arabic block that are used for Urdu. Most of the characters in the Urdu standard UZT 1.01 are included.

Controls above the text area

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

Input aids

Latin to Urdu. Displays a panel of lowercase Latin characters that allows you to generate some Urdu text from characters used for Urdu transcription in both the Library of Congress scheme and Teach Yourself Urdu by David Matthews and Mohamed Kasim Dalvi.

IPA to Urdu. Allows you to create Arabic text starting from IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols. The same applies with regards to ambiguities as described just above.

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