English to romaji converter


0. Contents

   1. Purpose
   2. How to run
   3. Copying
   4. Quality notes
   5. Requirements
   6. Downloading

1. Purpose

This program converts english words, names and sentences to rmaji by transforming them to phonemes and then converting the phonemes to rmaji.
Rmaji (޻) is the romanization (transliteration to latin characters) of the japanese writing.
This page therefore contains an english to japanese writing -converter.

2. How to run

Since version 1.2.0, there is now a Windows version of the program too.
To run it, open a commandline prompt, go to the directory where you put the deeng.exe file and type deeng "this is text".
The program will output your text in romaji.

NOTE: This is not a translator! This is not a dictionary!
Your text will not be japanese!
It's only japanese writing, not japanese language.

Sorry, I do not have a reverse converter (katakana to english) here.
But I do have a kana and kanji to rmaji filter.

If you want to convert rmaji to english, try looking the words up from a dictionary.

3. Copying

deeng has been written by Joel Yliluoma, a.k.a. Bisqwit,
and is distributed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL).

The English to phonemes tables and code were directly copied from the public domain rsynth-2.0 project (speech synthesizer), which copies the data from a publication from 1976.

4. Quality notes

Phoneme code to rmaji conversion is based on a direct conversion with no dictionary, so you might get different results than when looking at your dictionary.

The conversion program is quite logical and straightforward.
English isn't. Therefore the results might not be the best quality. An example of poorly converted word is "what".

5. Requirements

GNU make and C++ compiler is required to recompile the source code.
For the program (including the Windows binary), you need a commandline.

6. Downloading

Downloading help

  • Do not download everything - you only need one file (newest version for your platform)!
  • Do not use download accelerators or you will be banned from this server before your download is complete!

Date (Y-md-Hi) acc        Size Name                
2004-1119-1542 r--       73148 deeng-1.2.0-win32.zip
2004-1204-1317 r--       18139 deeng-1.2.0.tar.bz2
2004-1204-1317 r--       21936 patch-deeng-1.1.5-1.2.0.bz2
2004-0317-0010 r--       31917 deeng-1.1.5.tar.bz2
2004-0317-0010 r--        4393 patch-deeng-1.1.4-1.1.5.bz2
2003-1105-2306 r--       31661 deeng-1.1.4.tar.bz2
2003-1105-2306 r--        8299 patch-deeng-1.1.3.1-1.1.4.bz2
2003-1105-2306 r--        8180 patch-deeng-1.1.3-1.1.4.bz2
2003-0614-2341 r--       30487 deeng-1.1.3.1.tar.bz2
2003-0614-2341 r--        3577 patch-deeng-1.1.3-1.1.3.1.bz2
2003-0530-1344 r--       32396 deeng-1.1.3.tar.bz2
2003-0530-1344 r--        7480 patch-deeng-1.1.2.3-1.1.3.bz2
2003-0530-1344 r--        6357 patch-deeng-1.1.2-1.1.3.bz2
2003-0311-1835 r--       32103 deeng-1.1.2.3.tar.bz2
2003-0311-1835 r--        1243 patch-deeng-1.1.2.2-1.1.2.3.bz2
2003-0304-0417 r--       32115 deeng-1.1.2.2.tar.bz2
2003-0304-0417 r--        1844 patch-deeng-1.1.2.1-1.1.2.2.bz2
2003-0131-0121 r--       32028 deeng-1.1.2.1.tar.bz2
2003-0131-0121 r--        2504 patch-deeng-1.1.2-1.1.2.1.bz2
2003-0120-0301 r--       31901 deeng-1.1.2.tar.bz2
2003-0120-0301 r--       10798 patch-deeng-1.1.1.3-1.1.2.bz2
2003-0120-0301 r--       11108 patch-deeng-1.1.1-1.1.2.bz2
2002-1210-0124 r--       30688 deeng-1.1.1.3.tar.bz2
2002-1210-0124 r--        4474 patch-deeng-1.1.1.2-1.1.1.3.bz2
2002-1206-0456 r--       29589 deeng-1.1.1.2.tar.bz2
2002-1206-0456 r--        3071 patch-deeng-1.1.1.1-1.1.1.2.bz2
2002-1128-1750 r--       29540 deeng-1.1.1.1.tar.bz2
2002-1128-1750 r--        2251 patch-deeng-1.1.1-1.1.1.1.bz2
2002-1115-0204 r--       28839 deeng-1.1.1.tar.bz2
2002-1115-0204 r--        1235 patch-deeng-1.1.0-1.1.1.bz2
2002-1115-0032 r--       28802 deeng-1.1.0.tar.bz2
2002-1115-0032 r--       21385 patch-deeng-1.0.7.1-1.1.0.bz2
2002-0815-2341 r--        2308 patch-deeng-1.0.6-1.0.7.sh.bz2
2002-0926-1103 r--       17072 deeng-1.0.7.1.tar.bz2
2002-0926-1103 r--        2059 patch-deeng-1.0.7-1.0.7.1.bz2
2002-0815-2341 r--       16984 deeng-1.0.7.tar.bz2
2002-0815-2341 r--        1861 patch-deeng-1.0.6-1.0.7.bz2
2002-0815-0054 r--        1876 patch-deeng-1.0.5-1.0.6.sh.bz2
2002-0815-0054 r--       16909 deeng-1.0.6.tar.bz2
2002-0815-0054 r--        1394 patch-deeng-1.0.5-1.0.6.bz2
2002-0815-0006 r--        1528 patch-deeng-1.0.4-1.0.5.sh.bz2
2002-0815-0006 r--       16807 deeng-1.0.5.tar.bz2
2002-0815-0006 r--        1038 patch-deeng-1.0.4-1.0.5.bz2
2002-0814-2114 r--        3933 patch-deeng-1.0.3-1.0.4.sh.bz2
2002-0814-2114 r--       16794 deeng-1.0.4.tar.bz2
2002-0814-2114 r--        3758 patch-deeng-1.0.3-1.0.4.bz2
2002-0814-1454 r--       14939 deeng-1.0.3.tar.bz2
2002-0814-1454 r--        4757 patch-deeng-1.0.2-1.0.3.bz2
2002-0814-1256 r--       14840 deeng-1.0.2.tar.bz2
2002-0814-1256 r--        2100 patch-deeng-1.0.1-1.0.2.bz2
2002-0814-0324 r--       14717 deeng-1.0.1.tar.bz2
2002-0814-0324 r--        2927 patch-deeng-1.0.0-1.0.1.bz2
2002-0814-0231 r--       14415 deeng-1.0.0.tar.bz2
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