Sanskrit to Latin Converter

Sanskrit Converter

You want to convert a text from Sanskrit to Latin characters so that you can read it with ease? Below you will find a romanization or transliteration tool that will help you do just that. That way, you will be able to read words the way they sound phonetically.

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Sanskrit to Latin (phonetics) Converter

Important: You need to follow these 3 Steps:
  1. Paste your Sanskrit text below
  2. Copy the generated Latin text and click Cleanup
  3. Paste your Latin text to generate a cleaner version in the Cleanup page

Please note that this does not work on a "Chrome" browser. If you're using Chrome, try to open this page with Internet Explorer or Firefox or Safari.


Latin Text Below (Max. Characters: 750)

Important: You need to cleanup your generated Latin text here: Cleanup, to reduce the percentage of errors.

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How to Use: The tool above can be used to help you convert Sanskrit characters into Latin characters. In other words, you will be able to see how the words sound phonetically.

Did you know?

Romanization is intended to enable the casual reader who is not familiar with the original script to pronounce Sanskrit reasonably accurately. The tools makes an attempt to render the significant sounds (phonemes) of the Sanskrit as faithfully as possible into English (Latin Characters).

Romanization (latinization) is the representation of a written word or spoken speech with the Roman (Latin) alphabet, where the original language uses different writing characters such as Sanskrit. Methods of romanization include transliteration, for representing written text, and transcription, for representing the spoken word. Each romanization process has its own set of rules for pronunciation of the romanized words, which is the case with our Sanskrit converter above.

Transliteration is the romanization attempts to transliterate the original script, the guiding principle is a one-to-one mapping of characters from Sanskrit into the Latin script, with less emphasis on how the result sounds when pronounced according to English.

Transcription is the conversion of a representation of Sanskrit into another representation of Sanskrit, the same language just in a different form.

Phonetic conversions attempts to depict all phones in Sanskrit, sacrificing legibility if necessary by using characters or conventions not found in Latin. The International Phonetic Alphabet is the most common system of phonetic transcription.

Tradeoffs: For Sanskrit, building a usable romanization involves tradeoffs between Sanskrit and Latin characters. Pure transcriptions are generally not possible, because Sanskrit contains sounds and distinctions not found in English. Which explains why innacuracy can happen from time to time.

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