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Specializations => Computational Linguistics => Topic started by: giselberga on May 30, 2018, 11:33:40 AM

Title: Why is typing Vietnamese difficult?
Post by: giselberga on May 30, 2018, 11:33:40 AM
I saw Vietnamese typing system

VIQR
Vie^.t Nam dda^'t nu*o*'c me^'n ye^u
→ Việt Nam đất nước mến yêu
To^i ye^u tie^'ng nu+o+'c to^i tu+` khi mo+'i ra ddo+`i\.
→ Tôi yêu tiếng nước tôi từ khi mới ra đời.

Telex
aw → ă
aa → â
dd → đ
ee → ê
oo → ô
ow → ơ
uw → ư

Vietnamese write alphabet but why is processing computer difficult?
And why is typing Vietnamese difficult?
Title: Re: Why is typing Vietnamese difficult?
Post by: Daniel on June 05, 2018, 12:24:26 AM
I don't understand your question.

Different languages have different writing systems. Almost all of the the decisions about that predate computers by decades or much longer. The only answer can be "because of tradition".

Of course the first computers most easily encoded the English alphabet because they were made by English speakers. But with Unicode and other technologies, almost any language can be used on a computer now. There is no real problem, except sometimes software compatibility. And so now the answer is "because instead of changing the languages or their writing system, the computers are now more advanced and change to encode them better."
Title: Re: Why is typing Vietnamese difficult?
Post by: panini on June 05, 2018, 08:49:38 AM
Vietnamese is actually pretty trivial to type, once you install a Vietnamese keyboard program and learn a half-dozen general conventions, which puts it on a par with French or Norwegian. Compared to Arabic, Hindi, Hangul or Chinese, Vietnamese is simple.