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Enter Diacritics and Special Characters

Find out how to access and use the Enter Diacritics and Special Characters window in Connexion client.

Purpose of the Enter Diacritics and Special Characters window

Insert diacritics and special characters associated with Latin script cataloging in:

  • Records
  • Searches (WorldCat search or browse, Authority File search or browse, online bibliographic save file search, or constant data search)
  • Labels
  • 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

  1. With a record or workform displayed, click Edit > Enter Diacritics, or click Enter Diacritics button, or press <Ctrl><E>.
    Or
    In the Find/Replace window (Edit > Find/Replace), click Enter Diacritics.
    Or
    In the Label window (View > Label), click Enter Diacritics.
    Or
    In WorldCat, LC authority file, save file, or constant data file search or browse windows, click Enter Diacritics.
  2. Click an image to select a diacritic or character.
    Or
    Click the name of a diacritic or character in the Character list. 
  3. 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.

 

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