How does ForTheName work?
First we use an algorithm to determine the pronunciation of your name.
Other sites usually just translate individual letters. ForTheName finds
a more accurate version of your name by using how your name sounds. We then
use rule-based algorithms to transfer that pronunciation into the writing
system of that language.
Any translations of your name are licensed under cc by-sa 3.0. Feel free to share and adapt them for any purpose, as long as you give credit to this site. If you are
interested in another license type, let us know.
Javscript code and webfonts are copyright, except where specified otherwise in libraries.
We're slowly adding languages to this service. If you have a specific language or writing system you'd like to see, let us know so we can adjust our priority accordingly.
Let us know if you see a bug.
More Technical details?
We use a standard lexicon from CMU Speech. It has been trained on standard english corpus, so some names it may try to
We compact the pronunciation into
sounds allowed in the language. Individual languages then use different rulesets based on the writing system. For some, it is a simple one to one sound to writing segment. For
others, such as Mayan, the writing style is a puzzle the algorithms solve how to put the individual pieces into place.