Cantonese Romanization Scheme - Jyutping 粵拼


The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong Cantonese Romanization Scheme, or known as Jyutping, was designed and proposed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong in 1993. Jyutping is a new Cantonese romanization system which has many advantages. It is multifunctional, systematic, user-friendly, compatible with all possible modern Cantonese sounds, and solely based on alphanumeric characters without any diacritics and strange symbols. Jyutping can also be used as a Chinese computer input method. Its basic principles are simple, easy to learn, and professional.




香港語言學學會的目的是要制定一套簡單、合理、易學、易用的粵語語音轉寫方案,以統一現在粵語拼音使用上的混亂情況。我們要求字母的形式是國際上通用的拉丁字母,而代表聲調的符號則要求是 ASCII字符,以方便各方面的應用,包括電腦鍵盤輸入等。