UAST: Unicode Aware Sanskrit Transliteration

To install this program, you will need to install Go

After that, simply run:

make install

To remove,

make clean

To build in current directory,


If you use this repository, please cite the following paper:

  doi = {10.48550/ARXIV.2203.14277},
  url = {},
  author = {Dalwadi, Aneri and Dave, Dhruvil},
  keywords = {Human-Computer Interaction (cs.HC), FOS: Computer and information sciences, H.5.2},
  title = {UAST: Unicode Aware Sanskrit Transliteration},
  publisher = {arXiv},
  year = {2022},
  copyright = {Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International}


Devanagari (IAST: devanāgarī) is the writing system that is adapted by various languages like Sanskrit (IAST: saṃskṛta). International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration (IAST) is a transliteration scheme for romanisation of Sanskrit language. IAST makes use of diacritics to represent various characters. On a computer, these are represented using Unicode standard which differs from how the Sanskrit language behaves at a very fundamental level. This results in an issue that is encountered while designing typesetting software for devanāgarī and IAST. We hereby discuss the problems and provide a solution that solves the issue of incompatibilities between various transliteration and encoding schemes.

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