Ukrainian – ALA-LC transliteration system

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Ukrainian virtual keyboard

The Ukrainian 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

Ukrainian (українська мова, transliterated as ukrajinśka mova) belongs to the East Slavic group of the Indo-European family. Official language in Ukraine, Crimea and Transnistria, it counts about 45 million speakers. The Ukrainian language is written in a variation of the Cyrillic script counting 33 letters.

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 rules

  • When applied strictly, ALA-LC requires the use of two-character combining diacritics set in the following rules, but in practice these are often omitted.
  • The ligature z͡h is necessary to distinguish ж from the combination зг.
  • The ligature t͡s is necessary to distinguish ц from the combination тс.

Other transliteration systems for Ukrainian

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Ukrainian are: BGN/PCGN, and ISO 9.


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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, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Tigrinya, Udmurt, Vai, and Yakut.