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Roman alphabet

the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans for the writing of Latin, based upon an Etruscan form derived from the Greeks and ultimately from the Phoenicians. The alphabet serves for writing most of the languages of W Europe and many other languages
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The official names of the six places using the Roman alphabet are Wo'gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidengarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bmo La and Namkapub Ri.
The Program on transition of Kazakh language to Roman alphabet has been already adopted, and it will operate under the schedule," Mukhamediuly stressed.
The Cyrillic alphabet was based on the Greek rather than the Roman alphabet.
Romaji is the Roman alphabet used to write which language?
Derived from Arabic, it is the only Semitic language written with the Roman alphabet.
In 2002, the Intelligence Authorization Act specified that the Director, Central Intelligence must institute a standardized method for transliterating any names referencing a person and/or place originally rendered in a foreign language-based alphabet into the Roman alphabet.
The list of intaglio printmakers active before 1500 and the annotated bibliography of relevant technical treatises published in any language using the Roman alphabet will prove especially useful.
Hauy established l'Institut des Aveugles in 1784, a school for the blind at which he pioneered the reading of embossed print using the Roman alphabet in a round italic typeface that looked very similar to handwritten script.
Similar to the Roman alphabet, Hangul letters and words can be alphabetized in lists, databases and other constructs.
One known terrorist got onto a plane to the United States because the Roman alphabet transliteration of his name on his passport was different from the Roman alphabet spelling of his name on the no-fly.
However, Inuit in other parts of the world have successfully adapted to using the roman alphabet for Inuktitut and other Inuit languages.
Of course, the mismatch between the Roman alphabet (even expanded by b and 3) and the various versions of English pronunciation, with the consequent variations in spelling, will cause some problems.