Lingua::Translit::Tables(3) provides transliteration tables


use Lingua::Translit::Tables qw/:checks/;
my $truth;
$truth = translit_supported("ISO 9");
$truth = translit_reverse_supported("ISO 9");
use Lingua::Translit::Tables qw/:list/;


This module is primary used to provide transliteration tables for Lingua::Translit and therefore allows one to separate data and algorithm.

Beyond that, it provides routines to check if a given transliteration is supported and allows one to print a simple list of supported transliterations along with some meta information.


No symbols are exported by default.

Use either the routine's name or one of the following tags to import symbols to your namespace.

Import all routines.
Import all routines that allow one to check if a given transliteration is supported: translit_supported() and translit_reverse_supported().
Import translit_list_supported(). (Convenience tag)



Returns true (1), iff translit_name is supported. False (0) otherwise.


Returns true (1), iff translit_name is supported and allows reverse transliteration. False (0) otherwise.


Prints a list of all supported transliterations to STDOUT (UTF-8 encoded), providing the following information:

  * Name
  * Reversibility
  * Description

The same information is provided in this document as well:


ALA-LC RUS, not reversible, ALA-LC:1997, Cyrillic to Latin, Russian

ISO 9, reversible, ISO 9:1995, Cyrillic to Latin

ISO/R 9, reversible, ISO 9:1954, Cyrillic to Latin

DIN 1460 RUS, reversible, DIN 1460:1982, Cyrillic to Latin, Russian

DIN 1460 UKR, reversible, DIN 1460:1982, Cyrillic to Latin, Ukrainian

DIN 1460 BUL, reversible, DIN 1460:1982, Cyrillic to Latin, Bulgarian

Streamlined System BUL, not reversible, The Streamlined System: 2006, Cyrillic to Latin, Bulgarian

GOST 7.79 RUS, reversible, GOST 7.79:2000 (table B), Cyrillic to Latin, Russian

GOST 7.79 RUS OLD, not reversible, GOST 7.79:2000 (table B), Cyrillic to Latin with support for Old Russian (pre 1918), Russian

GOST 7.79 UKR, reversible, GOST 7.79:2000 (table B), Cyrillic to Latin, Ukrainian

ISO 843, not reversible, ISO 843:1997, Greek to Latin

DIN 31634, not reversible, DIN 31634:1982, Greek to Latin

Greeklish, not reversible, Greeklish (Phonetic), Greek to Latin

Common CES, not reversible, Czech without diacritics

Common DEU, not reversible, German without umlauts

Common POL, not reversible, Unaccented Polish

Common RON, not reversible, Romanian without diacritics as commonly used

Common SLK, not reversible, Slovak without diacritics

Common SLV, not reversible, Slovenian without diacritics

ISO 8859-16 RON, reversible, Romanian with appropriate diacritics

Common ARA, not reversible, Common Romanization of Arabic
IAST Devanagari, not reversible, IAST Romanization to Devanāgarī

Devanagari IAST, not reversible, Devanāgarī to IAST Romanization


In case you want to add your own transliteration tables to Lingua::Translit, have a look at the developer documentation at <>.

A template of a transliteration table is provided as well (xml/template.xml) so you can easily start developing.


None known.

Please report bugs using CPAN's request tracker at <>.


Thanks to Dr. Daniel Eiwen, Romanisches Seminar, Universitaet Koeln for his help on Romanian transliteration.

Thanks to Dmitry 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.


Alex Linke <[email protected]>

Rona Linke <[email protected]>


Copyright (C) 2007-2008 Alex Linke and Rona Linke

Copyright (C) 2009-2016 Lingua-Systems Software GmbH

Copyright (C) 2016 Netzum Sorglos, Lingua-Systems Software GmbH

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.