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Uzbek alphabet and characters

The Uzbek alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Turkic languages.

Despite the official status of the Latin script in Uzbekistan, the use of Cyrillic is still widespread, especially in advertisements and signs. In newspapers, scripts may be mixed, with headlines in Latin and articles in Cyrillic.

Uzbek alphabet (lower-case)

Uzbek grammar rules

Like other Turkic languages Kazakh is agglutinative, e.g. grammatical forms are created by adding various suffixes to fixed stems. There are various rules for the ordering of suffixes. Uzbek uses post-positions rather than prepositions to signal grammatical relationships.

Nouns have plural and singular forms. There is no grammatical gender. There are five cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative. There are no articles.

Uzbek formatting rules

First day of the weekMonday
Working daysMonday to Friday
Short date formatdd.MM.yyyy
e.g. 23.03.2017
Long date formatyyyy yil d-MMMM
e.g. 2017 yil 23-mart

Uzbek capitalisation usage

  • Names of user interface elements (commands, menus, dialog box titles), program names, etc.
  • Only the first word is capitalized, e.g., Tarmoq kuzatuvchisi, Tashqi chegaralar
    • When referred to names of user interface elements should always be marked by font style (e.g. bold) or, if that is not possible, enclosed in quotes.
    • Acronyms
  • Proper names
  • There are several names in which all words are capitalized:
    • country and state names (O‘zbekiston Respublikasi, Amerika Qo‘shma Shtatlari),
    • political names (Oliy Majlis, Vazirlar Mahkamasi).
    • If you are sure that all the words should be capitalized, do it.
    • The word “Internet” is capitalized in Uzbek.

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