Transliteration with Perl Module Lingua::Translit
Lingua::Translit is a Perl module that transliterates text from one writing system to another based on a variety of standards.
The Lingua::Translit Perl module provides a simple to use object-oriented API as well as the command line application "translit".
Additional tools allow you to extend the module and write your own rule sets in an XML format and integrate them easily. For the extension have a look at the Developer Documentation for details, examples and templates.
- Standards Compliant
- Lingua::Translit supports a large set of standards like ISO 9, DIN 31634 or GOST 7.79.
- Lingua::Translit is known to work on a large set of operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux and FreeBSD.
- Simple API
- The API is object oriented, simple and easy to understand.
- More transliteration standards can either be added by yourself or by our linguists upon request.
- Open Source
- Lingua::Translit is both Open Source and Free Software.
- Unicode Aware
- Lingua::Translit provides full UTF-8 support.
- Dependency Free
- Lingua::Translit does not depend on any other third party Perl modules.
Supported Transliteration Standards
The transliteration is done according to given transliteration standards defined by various national or international organisations, like ISO, DIN or GOST. Additionally common national transliteration rules can be applied.
The following standards are currently handled by Lingua::Translit:
|ALA-LC RUS||Cyrillic to Latin, Russian||no|
|ISO 9||Cyrillic to Latin||yes|
|ISO/R 9||Cyrillic to Latin||yes|
|DIN 1460 RUS||Cyrillic to Latin, Russian||yes|
|DIN 1460 UKR||Cyrillic to Latin, Ukrainian||yes|
|DIN 1460 BUL||Cyrillic to Latin, Bulgarian||yes|
|Streamlined System BUL||Cyrillic to Latin, Bulgarian||no|
|GOST 7.79 RUS||Cyrillic to Latin, Russian||yes|
|GOST 7.79 RUS OLD||Cyrillic to Latin with support for Old Russian (pre 1918), Russian||no|
|GOST 7.79 UKR||Cyrillic to Latin, Ukrainian||yes|
|ISO 843||Greek to Latin||no|
|DIN 31634||Greek to Latin (academic)||no|
|Greeklish||Greek to Latin (phonetic)||no|
|Common ARA||Common Romanization of Arabic||no|
|Common CES||Czech without diacritics||no|
|Common DEU||German without umlauts or sharp s ligature||no|
|Common POL||Unaccented Polish||no|
|Common RON||Romanian without diacritics||no|
|Common SLK||Slovak without diacritics||no|
|Common SLV||Slovenian without diacritics||no|
|ISO 8859-16 RON||Romanian with appropriate diacritics||yes|
|IAST Devanagari||IAST Romanization to Devanāgarī||no|
|Devanagari IAST||Devanāgarī to IAST Romanization||no|
Lingua::Translit's documentation is available on CPAN:
To extend Lingua::Translit, have a look at the Developer Documentation.
The latest release of Lingua::Translit is Lingua-Translit-0.26.tar.gz (93.43 kB).
If you are running one of the following distributions/operating systems, you may use its tools to install Lingua::Translit, although the version(s) provided may not reflect the latest release:
Lingua::Translit is both open source and free software, covered by the same license terms as Perl itself, which means you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either:
- the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option) any later version, or
- the "Artistic License".
Copyright (©) 2008 Alex Linke & Rona Linke
Copyright (©) 2009-2016 Lingua-Systems Software GmbH
Copyright (©) 2017 Netzum Sorglos, Lingua-Systems Software GmbH
Lingua::Translit is actively developed not only by its developers at Netzum Sorglos, but also by contributors from the Perl community:
- Thanks to Dr. Daniel Eiwen, Romanisches Seminar, Universität Köln for his help on Romanian transliteration ("Common RON").
- Thanks to Dimitry Smal and Rusar Publishing for contributing the "ALA-LC RUS" transliteration table.
- Thanks to Ahmed Elsheshtawy for his help implementing the "Common ARA" Arabic transliteration.
- Thanks to Dusan Vuckovic for contributing the "ISO/R 9" transliteration table.
- Thanks to Ștefan Suciu for contributing the "ISO 8859-16 RON" transliteration table.
- Thanks to Philip Kime for contributing the "IAST Devanagari" and "Devanagari IAST" transliteration tables.