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ISCII (Indian Script Code for Information Interchange) is a coding scheme for representing various Indic scripts as well as a Latin-based script with diacritic marks used to depict Romanised Indic languages. Most of those scripts are rather similar in structure, but have different letter shapes. So ISCII tries to encode the logical structure of the Indic scripts, while script-specific letter shape are expected to be selected by markup or font specification in rich text. For plain text documents the non-printing ATR character can be used to select script-specific letter shape (this mechanism is similar to the use of escape sequences). The supported scripts are: Assamese, Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil, and Telugu. The Brahmic family is a family of abugidas used in South Asia and Southeast Asia. ... A romanization or latinization is a system for representing a word or language with the Roman (Latin) alphabet, where the original word or language used a different writing system. ... The Brahmic family is a family of abugidas used in South Asia and Southeast Asia. ... An escape sequence is a series of characters used to trigger some sort of command state in computers and their attached peripherals. ... Assamese script belongs to Brahmic family of scripts and very similar to Devanagari. ... The Bengali script is an Abugida system of writing belonging to the Brahmic family of scripts whose use is associated with the Bangla, Assamese, Manipuri and Sylheti languages. ... Rigveda manuscript in Devanagari (early 19th century) Devanāgarī (देवनागरी — in English pronounced ) (ISCII – IS13194:1991) [1] is an abugida alphabet used to write several Indian languages, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Bihari, Bhili, Konkani, Bhojpuri and Nepali from Nepal. ... Excerpt from My experiments with truth - the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi in its original Gujarati script. ... The Gurmukhi (ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ or ਗੁਰਮੁੱਖੀ) script, derived from the Later Sharada script and standardised by Guru Angad Dev in the 16th century, was designed to write the Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ) language. ... The Kannada script is an abugida of the Brahmic family, primarily to write the Kannada language, one of the Dravidian languages in India. ... The Malayalam script is an abugida of the Brahmic family, used to write the Malayalam language. ... The Oriya script is used to write the Oriya language. ... The Tamil script is an abugida which has 12 vowels and 18 consonants. ... Telugu script, an abugida from the Brahmic family of scripts, is used to write the Telugu language. ...


It is claimed that manually switching between scripts will easily achieve automatic transliteration, though this is not always straightforward as the various Indic scripts have incompatibilities among themselves that prevent round-tripping. See About ISCII. Transliteration in a narrow sense is a mapping from one system of writing into another. ...


ISCII is a fixed-length 8-bit encoding. The lower 128 codepoints are plain ASCII, the upper 128 codepoints are ISCII-specific. For other uses, see ASCII (disambiguation). ...


ISCII has largely been obsoleted by Unicode, which has however attempted to preserve the ISCII layout for its Indic language blocks. (Unicode has a separate code-point range for each language.) Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ...


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