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Transcription - Process of converting oral utterances into written form.

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Source: Common Sense Advisory, 31 January 2010 08:50:45, External

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Transcription - ... we use the word transliteration to denote a transformation that replaces letters in an alphabet with letters of another alphabet and transcription to denote any other transformation between writing systems.  Often "transliteration" is used as a term that covers both kinds of transformation. 

In practice, transcription is usually based on some method of expressing sounds in some writing system.  This usually means converting text from one system to another, but it can also mean recording spoken language as text, even for a language that is normally not written at all. 

Jukka K. Korpela (2006), "Unicode Explained", O'Reilly, Sebastopol, CA, USA

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