Moldovan – ISO 9 transliteration system

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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.

Language overview

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: 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.

Other transliteration systems for Moldovan

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Moldovan are: ALA-LC, and BGN/PCGN.


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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, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Tigrinya, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.