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.