On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 15:55:49 -0400, Richard Wordingham
<richard@...> wrote:

> Thai transcription and transliteration offer a fine example of chaos,

For Arabic names, I was impressed with several variants of "Qaddafi". Even
Osama is apparently better spelled "Usama"; the CIA and Prof. Juan Cole
both spell it with an initial "U".


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