Romanization tables for Bulgarian, Serbian, and Macedonian

CC:DA needs to examine and approve these Romanization tables in response to this announcement by PSD. Please take a moment to examine them in order to approve them after the constituency review, which ends in July. See the announcement below from PSD.

Proposal for Revision of the Bulgarian, Serbian, and Macedonian Romanization Tables

The Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress has received revision proposals for the Bulgarian and the Serbian and Macedonian ALA-LC romanization tables from Dr. Nikolay Valkov of Harvard University. The Bulgarian proposal corrects several minor typographical errors and adds language that clarifies the romanization of the Bulgarian letter Ъ. The Serbian and Macedonian table has historically combined romanization for these two languages. Serbian and Macedonian are two separate languages that use similar alphabets. It is proposed that each have a separate ALA-LC romanization table.

The revision proposals are available for downloading; Bulgarian  [PDF, 99 KB], Macedonian [PDF, 88 KB], and Serbian  [PDF, 85 KB].

Comments on these proposals may be sent to Bruce Johnson, Policy and Standards Division ( by July 11, 2013.


Task Force for the Romanization of Greek

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May 11, 2010


The Task Force for the Romanization of Greek is charged with assessing draft Romanization tables for Greek, educating CC:DA as necessary, and preparing necessary reports to support the revision process, leading to ultimate approval of an updated ALA-LC Romanization scheme for Greek. In particular, it should review the May 2010 draft for a timely report by ALA to LC. Review of subsequent tables may be called for, depending on the viability of this latest draft.

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May 11, 2010


Helen Schmierer, Chair
University of Illinois at Chicago LibraryDavid Jenkins
Princeton University Library

George Johnston
University of Cincinnati Libraries

Robert L. Maxwell
Brigham Young UniversityAnthony Oddo
Yale University

Robert Rendall
Columbia University Libraries

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May 18, 2010

Report: Task Force for the Review of the Romanization of Greek

Task Force for the Review of the Proposed Romanization Tables (2009) for Ancient and Modern Greek

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March 17, 2010


The Task Force for the Review of the Proposed Romanization Tables (2009) for Ancient and Modern Greek is charged with Reviewing the tables proposed by the Library of Congress and to return a timely report that will form the basis of an official ALA response. Continue reading