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Romanization Guide for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Languages: Home


This guide gives an overview of Romanization rules for Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages used by libraries in North America. As searching by romanization is still the most effective and reliable way to find East Asian language materials thoroughly in Orbis, this guide will be useful for you to effectively find materials in East Asian languages from Orbis.

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The content of this guide was originally created by Sarah Elman and Keiko Suzuki.