BGN/PCGN romanization

A BGN / PCGN transcription (English BGN / PCGN romanization ) refers, mostly abbreviated as BGN / PCGN or even BGN, is a transcription or transliteration convention for each one a non-Roman writing system used language in the Latin alphabet, the jointly by the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN ) and the permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use ( PCGN ) is recognized and managed.

These conventions are provided by these organizations for geographical names. In English-speaking one finds their application for personal names ( in addition to other systems, such as ALA -LC).

An overview of details of these co-managed systems can be found in the 2012 publication published Romanization Systems and Policies of National Geospatial -Intelligence Agency, which replaces the 1994 publication published Romanization Systems and Roman -Script Spelling Conventions of BGN.

Transcription systems and spelling conventions for individual languages ​​have been and are provided gradually over the years. The current list can be found on the website of the National Geospatial -Intelligence Agency.