transliterate (something) to (something)

transliterate (something) to (something)

To render or represent words or characters (from one alphabet) directly into those of a different alphabet. The phrase "from something" can be used before or after "to something" to specify the original alphabet. I set about transliterating the text from Greek characters to Roman characters to make it easier for the students to read. You'll often see the Japanese texts transliterated to katakana and hiragana to account for readers' varying levels of familiarity with the kanji.
See also: transliterate
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