Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Jawi-Pegon (formerly Malay) Romanization Table Revision Approved

News from LC.
The ALA-LC Romanization tables are developed jointly by the Library of Congress (LC) and the American Library Association (ALA). Romanization schemes enable the cataloging of foreign language materials. Romanized cataloging in turn supports circulation, acquisitions, serials check-in, shelflisting, shelving, and reference, particularly in library catalogs that are unable to display non-roman alphabet information.

The ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials (CC:AAM) recently received and reviewed a proposal to revise the Malay (in Jawi Arabic script) romanization table. The table has subsequently been renamed "Jawi-Pegon romanization table" and has been approved.

The revised Jawi-Pegon romanization table is now available for downloading from the ALA-LC Romanization Tables webpage

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