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Add transliteration/transcription functions

Add transliteration/transcription as a feature to ETS. It should automatically transliterate/transcribe arabic characters to Latin and reverse.

The Arabic chat alphabet is highly used by young people (and not just them) in arabic countries, I definitely thing there is a use case for it.

This Wikipedia page explains a bit more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_chat_alphabet

Any chat app could probably be a candidate for it.

  • Hi Caterina.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    We have a specific language pair model which has been specifically developed to handle and translate the Arabic Chat Alphabet (also known as Arabizi). The model is "Informal Arabic -> English", and it is available in both MT Edge and MT Cloud.

    Transliteration is also supported by some of our Statistical Language pairs such as Arabic, Japanese,...

    Thanks!