Transliteration Guide

The following table is from Document 9303. It is a guide used by countries to convert names containing special characters that are not allowed in the MRZ.

 

SEVP recommends using the same transliteration for names with the following exceptions:

 

 

 

Sequence

Number

National character

Description

MRZ Recommended transliteration

1

Á

A acute

A

2

À

A grave

A

3

Â

A circumflex

A

4

Ä

A diaeresis

AE

5

Ã

A tilde

A

6

Ă

A breve

A

7

Å

A Ring

AA

8

Ā

A macron

A

9

Ą

A ogonek

A

10

Ć

C acute

C

11

Ĉ

C circumflex

C

12

Č

C caron

C

13

Ċ

C dot accent

C

14

Ç

C cedilla

C

15

Ð

Eth

D

16

Ď

D caron

D

17

É

E acute

E

18

È

E grave

E

19

Ê

E circumflex

E

20

Ë

E diaeresis

E

21

Ě

E caron

E

22

Ė

E dot accent

E

23

Ē

E macron

E

24

Ę

E ogonek

E

25

Ĕ

E breve

E

26

Ĝ

G circumflex

G

27

Ğ

G breve

G

28

Ġ

G dot accent

G

29

Ģ

G cedilla

G

30

Ħ

H bar

H

31

Ĥ

H circumflex

H

32

ı

I without dot (Turkey)

I

33

Í

I acute

I

34

ì

I grave

I

35

î

I circumflex

I

36

ï

I diaeresis

I

37

Ĩ

I tilde

I

38

İ

I dot accent

I

39

Ī

I macron

I

40

Į

I ogonek

I

41

Ĭ

I breve

I

42

Ĵ

J circumflex

J

43

Ķ

K cedilla

K

44

Ł

L slash

L

45

Ĺ

L acute

L

46

Ľ

L caron

L

47

Ļ

L cedilla

L

48

Ŀ

L dot

L

49

Ń

N acute

N

50

Ñ

N tilde

N

51

Ň

N caron

N

52

Ņ

N cedilla

N

53

Ŋ

Eng

N

54

Ø

O slash

O

55

Ó

O acute

O

56

Ò

O grave

O

57

Ô

O circumflex

O

58

Ö

O diaeresis

OE

59

Õ

O tilde

O

60

Ő

O double acute

O

61

Ō

O macron

O

62

Ŏ

O breve

O

63

Ŕ

R acute

R

64

Ř

R caron

R

65

Ŗ

R cedilla

R

66

Ś

S acute

S

67

Ŝ

S circumflex

S

68

Š

S caron

S

69

Ş

S cedilla

S

70

Ŧ

T bar

T

71

Ť

T caron

T

72

Ţ

T cedilla

T

73

Ú

U acute

U

74

Ù

U grave

U

75

Û

U circumflex

U

76

Ü

U diaeresis

UE

77

Ũ

U tilde

U

78

Ŭ

U breve

U

79

Ű

U double acute

U

80

Ů

U ring

U

81

Ū

U macron

U

82

Ų

U ogonek

U

83

Ŵ

W circumflex

W

84

Ý

Y acute

Y

85

Ŷ

Y circumflex

Y

86

Ÿ

Y diaeresis

Y

87

Ź

Z acute

Z

88

Ž

Z caron

Z

89

Ż

Z dot

Z

90

Þ

Thorn (Iceland)

TH

91

Æ

Ligature A E

AE

92

IJ

Ligature IJ

IJ

93

Œ

Ligature OE

OE

94

ß

Double s (Germany)

SS