Old Church Slavonic – ALA-LC transliteration system

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Old Church Slavonic virtual keyboard

The Old Church Slavonic 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

Old Church Slavonic, or Old Church Slavic (словѣ́ньскъ ѩꙁꙑ́къ, transliterated as slověnĭskŭ językŭ) is an Eastern South Slavic dialect of the Slavic languages group (which ultimately belongs to the Indo-European language family). It was initially written in the Glagolitic script invented by the 9th-century Byzantine missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius, his brother, and replaced by the Early Cyrillic alphabet (also called classical Cyrillic or paleo-Cyrillic) during the First Bulgarian Empire during the late 9th century.

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.


Old Church Slavonic: An Elementary Grammar Old Church Slavonic: An Elementary Grammar
by , editors Cambridge University Press (2008)

Grammar of the Church Slavonic Language Grammar of the Church Slavonic Language
by , editors Holy Trinity Monastery (2001)

Old Church Slavonic Grammar Old Church Slavonic Grammar
by , editors Mouton de Gruyter (2001)

Antiguo eslavo eclesiástico - Antiguo búlgaro Antiguo eslavo eclesiástico - Antiguo búlgaro
by , editors Ediciones Xorki (2018)

Le vieux slave Le vieux slave
by , editors Peeters Publishers (2009)

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, Moldovan, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.