[Python-Dev] Divorcing str and unicode (no more implicitconversions).

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Oct 29 00:21:03 CEST 2005

Neil Hodgson wrote:
>    This is anecdotal but it appears to me that transliterations are
> not commonly used apart from learning languages and some minimal help
> for foreigners such as including transliterated names on railway
> station name boards.

That would be my guess also. Transliteration is clearly common for
Latin-based languages (French, German, Spanish, say), but I doubt
non-Latin scripts are that often transliterated (even if conventions


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