What is transliteration?
Transliteration is way of converting the scripts of different languages into one you’re more familiar with. This could be useful to anyone who needs to read guests’ names or addresses more easily. This could be you, your colleagues or your hotel partners.
The transliteration software at Booking.com uses the ASCII characters in the XML to determine the language. It then transliterates the guests’ names and addresses into Latin script.
Please note that words will not be translated into your language, but rather transliterated into your script.
How can I activate transliteration?
Transliteration is available for both B_XML and OTA formats. To activate this option, please get in touch with your local connectivity team. To find out how, click here.
Once you activate transliteration, the following scripts will be transliterated by default:
Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Han, Hangul, Hiragana, Katakana.
However, you can disable selected languages if needed.