Moldovan – ALA-LC transliteration system
Moldovan virtual keyboard
The Moldovan 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.
The Moldovan language (limba moldovenească, or лимба молдовеняскэ), also known as Moldavian, is actually Romanian language written in Cyrillic alphabet (while Romanian uses the Latin alphabet). As such, it is a Romance language. Moldovan is used in Moldova, and Transnistria, officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, where it has the status of official language. The Moldovan Cyrillic alphabet (derived from the Russian alphabet and standardised in the Soviet Union) was used in 1924-1932 and 1938-1989, and remains in use in Transnistria. Only one character is not used in the modern Russian alphabet, the character zhe (ж) with breve: Ӂ ӂ.
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.
Other transliteration systems for Moldovan
Romanian: An Essential Grammar
by Gonczol Davies, editors Routledge (2007)
Parlons roumain : langue et culture
by Gilbert Fabre, editors L’Harmattan (1991)
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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, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.