Transliteration means transferring the script of one writing system into the script of another. Make Saṁkr̥t easy (simplified) and use diacritical marks to describe pronunciation (IAST, ISO15919) or type Sanskrit transliterations directly into your keyboard (Velthuis, ITRANS, Harvard-Kyoto, SPF1).

Source texts and Sanskrit
Transliteration of Devanagari

Roman transliterations with diacritical signs

From 1816 (Franz Bopp) onwards, Western Indologists started to represent the Sanskrit language or, respectively, the Devanagari characters faithful to the correct pronunciation in Roman letters. This formed the basis for the IAST and Kalkata From 1816 (Franz Bopp) onwards, Western Indologists started to represent the Sanskrit language or, respectively, the Devanagari characters faithful to the correct pronunciation in Roman letters. This formed the basis for the IAST and Kalkata Standard 2001 and finally resulted in today's ISO 15919 norm.

Transliteration of Devanagari

Technical encoding

With the spread of computers and the Internet in particular, technical encoding systems developed such as ITRANS, Harvard-Kyoto, Velthis and SLP1. With these systems, Sanskrit texts can be spelled in the correct pronunciation on a regular keyboard.

Transliteration of Devanagari

Indian scripts

The ancient yoga source texts were not only recorded in Devanagari but also in a great number of other Indian scripts. With ISO 15919, all sounds used in Bengali, Gurmuki, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Singhalese can be The ancient yoga source texts were not only recorded in Devanagari but also in a great number of other Indian scripts. With ISO 15919, all sounds used in Bengali, Gurmuki, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Singhalese can be represented in the correct pronunciation using Roman letters.

Transliteration of Devanagari
Transliteration Tool Transliteration Tool

Transliteration Tool

This tool allows you to easily change the transliteration of single words or even entire texts. This is particularly helpful when you want to produce Devanagari script or Roman script with diacritical marks. With the copy&paste function, you can then This tool allows you to easily change the transliteration of single words or even entire texts. This is particularly helpful when you want to produce Devanagari script or Roman script with diacritical marks. With the copy&paste function, you can then enter the generated words or texts in a word processing program of your choice.

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