CONVERSION OF HEBREW CHARACTERS INTO LATIN CHARACTERS
Part 3: Phonemic Conversion


February, 1996


This Standard is Part 3 of ISO 259
and its number shall be
ISO-259-3.





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This Standard completes the series of standards dealing with the conversion of Hebrew characters into Latin characters. It provides a complete solution for conversion of non-pointed script, which can be reconstructed into the original Hebrew characters by both man and machine. This Standard, as the previous one, may be used in simplified version, the difference being that (A) Gemination of consonants (4.2) may be written in the simplified version by one character, (B) Non-phonemic vowels (4.3), which are not written in the main version, may be introduced (for details, see section 6).

The main version of this Standard (not-simplified) is also in compliance with pointed Hebrew which may also be reconstructed from the transliteration by either man or machine. Moreover, pointed Hebrew texts may be constructed from their standard (main version) even when the transliteration stems from non-pointed Hebrew texts.






Descriptors: transliteration, phonemic (structural) script, Hebrew script