Azerbaijani (Azeri) – BGN/PCGN transliteration system
Azerbaijani (Azeri) virtual keyboard
The Azerbaijani (Azeri) virtual keyboard allows you to enter characters with a click of your mouse. There’s no need to change your keyboard layout anymore. The transliteration of each supported character is displayed on the right side of the character. You can then directly transliterate your text from one script to the other according to the selected transliteration system.
Transliteration system: BGN/PCGN
The BGN/BGCN is a virtual committee formed by the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN), which is a United States federal body, and the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN), an independent inter-departmental body for the use of the British government. Both are aimed at establishing and maintaining uniform usage of geographic names, and their standards have been agreed upon by both party as a joint adoption.
Azerbaijani, also known as Azeri, is the official language of Azerbaijan. In 1991, the Azerbaijani government adopted the Roman alphabet to replace the existing Cyrillic alphabet. This Cyrillic-Roman BGN/PCGN 1993 Agreement supersedes the BGN/PCGN 1979 romanization system for Azerbaijani.
- The special letter Ə, ə known as schwa, should be reproduced in that form whenever encountered. The characters Ə (Unicode 04D8) and ə (Unicode 04D9) should be used for schwa when writing in the Cyrillic script, but characters Ə (Unicode 018F) and ə (Unicode 0259) should be used when writing in the Roman alphabet. In those instances when it cannot be reproduced, however, the letter Ä, ä may be substituted for it.
- The obsolete characters й, э, ю, and я should be romanized ẏ, ė, yu̇, and yȧ.
Other transliteration systems for Azerbaijani (Azeri)
A grammar of Azeri
by Dr Yavar Dehghani, editors CreateSpace (2016)
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by Kurtulus Öztopçu, editors Kurtulus Öztopçu (2003)
Azerbaijani-English, English-Azerbaijani dictionary and phrasebook
by Nicholas Awde, Famil Ismailov, editors Hippocrene Books (1999)
by Kamal Abdulla, editors L’Harmattan (2008)
Azerbaijani (Azeri) links
Other supported languages
The other supported languages are: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altai, Armenian (eastern, classical), Armenian (western), Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Carrier, Cherokee, Chuvash, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.