Purpose of the Enter Diacritics and Special Characters window
Insert diacritics and special characters associated with Latin script cataloging in:
- Searches (WorldCat search or browse, Authority File search or browse, online bibliographic save file search, or constant data search)
- Find/replace searches
Note: WorldCat and the LC authority file support the standard Latin script special character set adopted by the American Library Association (ALA). It is a character set widely used by libraries cataloging materials in languages based on Latin script.
Access the Enter Diacritics and Special Characters window
- With a record or workform displayed, click Edit > Enter Diacritics, or click , or press <Ctrl><E>.
In the Find/Replace window (Edit > Find/Replace), click Enter Diacritics.
In the Label window (View > Label), click Enter Diacritics.
In WorldCat, LC authority file, save file, or constant data file search or browse windows, click Enter Diacritics.
- Click an image to select a diacritic or character.
Click the name of a diacritic or character in the Character list.
- Click Insert or Insert and Close.
You can also use keystrokes to enter diacritics and special characters. For a complete list, see Keystroke shortcuts for diacritics and special characters.
See more about how to insert diacritics and special characters.
Enter Diacritics and Special Characters window: Features and buttons
|Feature||How to use|
|Chart showing graphic representations of characters and diacritics||View all Latin script diacritics and special characters available to insert in records.
Select the graphic of a diacritic or special character you want to insert. The Character list also displays its name.
If preferred, click a name in the Character list.
|Character list||Select the name of a diacritic or special character you want to insert. The character graphic is also highlighted in the chart.
If preferred, click a graphic in the chart of images.
|Language list||Click the name of a language to highlight in the graphical chart diacritics and characters used for that language.|
|Button name||Click the button to...|
|Insert||Insert the highlighted diacritic or special character. The window remains open, allowing you to insert other diacritic(s) or character(s).|
|Insert and Close||Insert the highlighted diacritic or special character and close the window.|
|Close||Close the window without inserting a diacritic or special character.|