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Unicode to ASCII transliteration

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Any Ascii


Unicode to ASCII transliteration

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  • Unicode: The universal character set, a global standard to support all the world's languages. Consists of 100,000+ characters used by 150 writing systems. Typically encoded into bytes using UTF-8.
  • ASCII: The most compatible character set. A subset of Unicode/UTF-8 consisting of 128 characters using 7-bits in the range 0x00 - 0x7F. The visible characters are English letters, digits, and punctuation in the range 0x20 - 0x7E, with the remaining being control characters.
  • Transliteration: A mapping from one writing system into another, typically done one character at a time using predictable rules. Transliteration into the Latin script used by English is known as romanization.


String s = AnyAscii.transliterate("άνθρωποι");
// anthropoi

Java 6+ compatible

Available through JitPack

repositories {
    maven { url '' }
dependencies {
    implementation "com.hunterwb:any-ascii:${version}"


from anyascii import anyascii

s = anyascii('άνθρωποι')
#  anthropoi

Python 3.3+ compatible

Install from GitHub

pip install


const anyAscii = require('any-ascii');

const s = anyAscii('άνθρωποι');
// anthropoi

Node.js 4+ compatible

See Also

ALA-LC Romanization
BGN/PCGN Romanization
Compart: Unicode Charts
ICAO 9303: Machine Readable Passports
ISO 9: Cyrillic Romanization
Sean M. Burke: Unidecode
Sean M. Burke: Unidecode, Perl Journal
UNGEGN Romanization
Unicode CLDR: Transliteration Guidelines
Unicode Unihan Database

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