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pinyin4j-2.5.0 is released!

ADDED: convertion to Tongyong Pinyin, Wade-Giles, MPS2 (Mandarin Phonetic Symbols 2), Yale and Gwoyeu Romatzyh
UPDATED: Declare one interface as deprecated; it will be removed in next release.

// Main Features //
1. Support convertion from Chinese (both Simplified and Tranditional) character into various Chinese Romanization representations
1.1 Hanyu Pinyin
1.2 Tongyong Pinyin
1.3 Wade-Giles
1.4 MPS2 (Mandarin Phonetic Symbols 2)
1.5 Yale
1.6 Gwoyeu Romatzyh... read more

Posted by Min Li 2006-06-21

pinyin4j-2.0.0 is released!

ADD: An GUI demo for pinyin4j (Applet of this demo can be accessed at on

UPDATE: Can output unicode with tone marks, such as lǚ

UPDATE: Updated javadoc for pinyin4j can be accessed on

Posted by Min Li 2006-04-16

pinyin4j-1.1.0 is released!

UPDATE: Homepage ( is updated.
UPDATE: All class and resource files are included in a JAR file.
UPDATE: Can output unicode ü

ADD: Javadoc for pinyin4j can be accessed on
ADD: Javadoc for pinyin4j is

Posted by Min Li 2006-04-07

pinyin4j-1.0.0-beta is released.

A Java library to convert Chinese characters in Unicode form into Hanyu Pinyin representation.

// Main Features //

  1. Convert Chinese character into Hanyu Pinyin representations
  2. Support multiple pronounciations
  3. Several output format
    3.1. uppercase or lowercase
    3.2. v or u:
    3.3. with tone numbers or without tone
Posted by Min Li 2006-03-27