EurAlfabet™ was devised by Jim Jatras as a way to facilitate phonetic conversion among the principle alphabets used to write European languages: Latin, Cyrillic and Greek. The name stands for "European Universal Recognition Alphabet".

EurAlfabet is based on "visual phonetic conversion" (VPC), an original concept that corresponding letters in different alphabets can be designed to convey the same phonetic value. For example, the Latin letter "S" is written in Cyrillic as "C" and in Greek as "Σ". EurAlfabet provides a single letter design that is mentally "heard" by the reader as /s/, so that where an American sees an "S", a Russian looking at the same letter would see a "C". The same VPC principle is applied to all other letters in all three alphabets.

Because readers of the Cyrillic and Greek alphabets generally are more familiar with the Latin alphabet than vice versa, EurAlfabet is particularly useful in parts of Central and Eastern Europe where western speakers of English, French, German, etc., may have difficulty in recognizing the local letters.

Notable features

EurAlfabet™ (Cyrillic)

EurAlfabet™ (Cyrillic)

EurAlfabet™ (Latin)

EurAlfabet™ (Latin)

EurAlfabet™ (Greek)

EurAlfabet™ (Greek)

Sample words in EurAlfabet™

Sample words in EurAlfabet™

Sample texts in EurAlfabet™

Russian version

Sample texts in EurAlfabet™ in Russian

Все люди рождаются свободными и равными в своем достоинстве и правах. Они наделены разумом и совестью и должны поступать в отношении друг друга в духе братства.

Greek version

Sample texts in EurAlfabet™ in Greek

'Ολοι οι άνθρωποι γεννιούνται ελεύθεροι και ίσοι στην αξιοπρέπεια και τα δικαιώματα. Είναι προικισμένοι με λογική και συνείδηση, και οφείλουν να συμπεριφέρονται μεταξύ τους με πνεύμα αδελφοσύνης.

English version

Sample texts in EurAlfabet™ in English

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)


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Attention foundries! New Phonetic Latin/Cyrillic/Greek Conversion Font Launched: "EurAlfabet™" Key to Business in Multi-Language Europe