Re: Compiler Design?

Fidel Viegas <>
29 May 2003 03:07:24 -0400

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From: Fidel Viegas <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 29 May 2003 03:07:24 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 03-05-163
Keywords: i18n, design, comment
Posted-Date: 29 May 2003 03:07:23 EDT

I don't really see the point of writing a programming language with
commands in Urdu and then translate them into English. I don't know of
any language with commands other than English. English is the standard
language for programming languages. But if you are interested in
source-to-source translation, then have a look at txl from
Txl is a programming language specifically designed for
source-to-source translation.

As for using the Urdu characterset under Linux, I don't really know.

Why don't you try something like XML? It does support unicode.

Hope that helps.

All the best


Asad Raza Kazmi wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to write a compile or interprate in my native language , that
> is "URDU" , yet no urdu support is available ,so can any one guide me
> from where to start ...
> [ Do you want to translate Urdu into another language like English, or do
> you want to write computer programs where you include names and strings
> in Urdu? The first is beyond the state of the art, but the second is now
> straightforward if you use wide or multibyte characters, probably with
> UNICODE encoding. -John]

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