I tried to find an online Transliterator which would convert Chinese characters into Romanized Taiwanese Hokkien however the nearest such tool would be this add-on created by Alex Benenson. Hence I have created this conversion tool.
I will have this tool updated later so that it can also convert simplified Chinese characters into Southern Min. A user suggested that I also create a Pe̍h-ōe-jī to Chinese character tool but that user stated that they were not literate in Chinese characters themselves so I do not see the need to create such a tool at this point in time.
It is far easier to learn Taiwanese Hokkien through reading Pe̍h-ōe-jī than it is to write via Chinese characters. It would be less ambiguous when reading out the words because Pe̍h-ōe-jī would not be confused with Mandarin pronounciations.
Besides, people would no longer view Southern Min as a 'dialect' of Mandarin because it is unintelligible both in spoken and written form (when written in POJ). Should you wish to check up on the meaning of certain words, simply use this dictionary to lookup those chinese characters.
Watch the video below for a Demonstration of the conversion tool:
Chinese Character to Southern Min (Pe̍h-ōe-jī) Converter
If you spot any mistakes or have any recommendations for improvement, simply leave a comment below or click on "Report Mistake" to send me a message, Thank you and enjoy!
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