I'm translating English to Hindi, what's it called when the translations are with English characters?
For example, "love" comes up as "Pyāra" and "प्यार". I need the "Pyāra" word in my dictionary.
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From the romanization wikipedia,
Romanization or Latinization (or romanisation, latinisation: see spelling differences), in linguistics, is the conversion of writing from a different writing system to the Roman (Latin) script, or a system for doing so. Methods of romanization include transliteration, for representing written text, and transcription, for representing the spoken word, and combinations of both.
Transliteration may be the word you're looking for: "Pyāra" is the transliteration of "प्यार" into the Latin alphabet.
Transliteration is the conversion of a text from one script to another.
For instance, a Latin transliteration of the Greek phrase "Ελληνική Δημοκρατία", usually translated as 'Hellenic Republic', is "Ellēnikḗ Dēmokratía".