Plan 9 - man page for ktrans (plan9 section 1)
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ktrans - language transliterator
The ktrans program installs itself between the keyboard and /dev/cons and transliterates
typed letter sequences into characters in languages that do not use the Latin character
set. The language is selected by typing a control character:
ctl-E return to default English mode (no transliteration).
ctl-G Japanese hiragana: interpret lower-case letters as a Hepburn representation of
hiragana. In this mode, typing ctl-T looks up the last `word' in a hiragana-kanji
dictionary and replaces it. Subsequent ctl-T characters cycle through the possi-
bilities. A word is the longest immediately preceding unbroken string of hiragana
ctl-K Japanese katakana.
ctl-R Russian: interpret letters as Cyrillic; the transliteration is mostly phonetic,
with ' for myagkij-znak (), '' for tverdyj-znak () yo for , j for i-kratkaya ().
Considerably more sophistication is required to support ideographic languages properly.
There is no way to generate the control characters literally.
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