Ukrainian – BGN/PCGN 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: BGN/PCGN

The BGN/BGCN is a virtual committee formed by the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN), which is a United States federal body, and the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN), an independent inter-departmental body for the use of the British government. Both are aimed at establishing and maintaining uniform usage of geographic names, and their standards have been agreed upon by both party as a joint adoption.

Specific rule

  • The character sequences зг, кг, сг, тс, and цг may be romanized z·h, k·h, s·h, t·s, and ts·h in order to differentiate those romanizations from the digraphs zh, kh, sh, ts, and the letter sequence tsh, which are used to render the characters ж, х, ш, ц, and the character sequence тш.

Other transliteration systems for Ukrainian

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Ukrainian are: ALA-LC, 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, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Udmurt, Vai, and Yakut.

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