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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Non-roman character searching in Online Catalog

One of the changes in our upgraded catalog is the ability to search using non-roman alphabets (e.g., Chinese, Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.).

On library public terminals, you can click the two-letter language code on the bottom right of the task bar to select a language other than English. Use keyboard to type phonetic equivalents of non-roman characters.

Not all catalog records have the non-roman equivalents of the anglicized titles, authors, and subjects, but many do, with many non-roman alphabets represented. Records added to the catalog from now on will have these added where appropriate.