on the word transliterate

transliterate Trans*lit”er*ate, v. t. [Pref. trans- + L. litera, littera letter.] To express or represent in the characters of another alphabet; as, to transliterate Sanskrit words by means of English letters.–A. J. Ellis.

Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary

Every IT worker should know this word, it describes what they do on a daily basis. We must express or represent the characters of the common man’s language in the alphabet of technology. The transliteration is crucial, without it any translation is meaningless.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *