Georgian – ALA-LC transliteration system

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Georgian virtual keyboard

The Georgian 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.

Language overview

Georgian (ქართული, transliterated in Kartuli) belongs to the Kartvelian languages family, a language family indigenous to the Caucasus. Official language of Georgia, it counts about 3.7 million speakers. The Georgian language is written in a 33-letter alphabet called mkhedruli.

Transliteration system: ALA-LC

ALA-LC is a set of standards for the romanization, or representation of texts in other writing systems using the Latin alphabet. This label includes the initials of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Library of Congress (LC). This system is used to represent bibliographic names by North American libraries and the British Library, as well as in publications throughout the English-speaking world.

Specific rule

  • As the Georgian alphabet does not present any distinction between lower and upper case, the first letter of the first word of each sentence is artificially rendered as a capital letter when transliterated in Latin alphabet.

Other transliteration systems for Georgian

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Georgian are: BGN/PCGN, ISO 9984, and national.


Survival Georgian Survival Georgian
by , editors CreateSpace (2013)

Georgian-English/English-Georgian Dictionary & Phrasebook Georgian-English/English-Georgian Dictionary & Phrasebook
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Beginner’s Georgian Beginner’s Georgian
by , editors Hippocrene Books (2009)

Georgian: A Reading Grammar Georgian: A Reading Grammar
by , editors Slavica Pub (1990)

Parlons géorgien, une langue méconnue Parlons géorgien, une langue méconnue
by , editors L’Harmattan (1997)
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Other supported languages

The other supported languages are: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altai, Armenian (eastern, classical), Armenian (western), Azerbaijani (Azeri), Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Carrier, Cherokee, Chuvash, Erzya, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Tigrinya, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.