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Transliteration and Searching in Cyrillic

Transliteration is the rendering or conversion of one type of script to another (as opposed to transcription, which concerns the sounds letters make). Many libraries transliterate texts in Cyrillic scripts.

When searching, attempt queries in both transliterated and original text whenever possible. Texts in original language scripts, including Cyrillic, are not always included in all database or library records.
Transliteration systems can vary but most libraries in the United States use the ALA-LC Romanization Tables. Common tables include:

For other types of transliteration of Cyrillic scripts, additional tables referencing the ISO and GOST standards are available.

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