Belarusian – ISO 9 transliteration system
Belarusian virtual keyboard
The Belarusian 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.
Belarusian (Беларуская мова, transliterated as biełaruskaja mova) belongs to the East Slavic group of the Indo-European family. Official language in Belarus, alongside Russian, it counts about 5.1 million speakers. The Belarusian language is written in a variation of the Cyrillic script counting 32 letters.
Transliteration system: ISO 9
The international standard ISO 9 establishes a system for the transliteration into Latin characters of Cyrillic characters constituting the alphabets of many Slavic and some non-Slavic languages. This system is univocal, as one character is represented by one equivalent character (by the use of diacritics), which represents the original spelling and allows for reverse transliteration (or retroconversion). The first versions of the standard were based on the scholarly system, but the latest version, ISO:1995, emphasizes the unambiguity of the transliteration instead of the phonemic representation.
Belarus adopted this standard in 2003, under the name GOST 7.79-2000.
Other transliteration systems for Belarusian
Belarusian for beginners: A book in 2 languages
by Dr. Johannes Schumann, editors 50LANGUAGES LLC (2017)
Belarusian Language: The Belarusian Phrasebook
by Ilya Kovalyuk, editors CreateSpace (2016)
Parlons biélorussien : langue et culture
by Virginie Symaniec, editors L’Harmattan (1997)
Other supported languages
The other supported languages are: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Armenian (eastern, classical), Armenian (western), Azerbaijani (Azeri), Bashkir, Bulgarian, Carrier, Cherokee, Chuvash, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Ukrainian, and Vai.