Just a caveat: bear in mind that having them show up correctly on the output side may also depend on things that happen between the raw EAD and the end user's eyes. For example, we have had trouble with diacritics displaying incorrectly when a server setting was wrong.
From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Brian Sheppard
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:38 PM
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Subject: Re: Question about diacritics
Which calls to mind a very useful freeware utility if you're on a mac:
UnicodeChecker. ( http://earthlingsoft.net/UnicodeChecker/index.html )
On April 9, at 1:17 PM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You should be able to use the UTF-8 entity reference. For the t with a
> dot, you would use "ṭ" in your XML. You can look up entity
> references on sites like this
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Tamara Gaydos <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> One of my collections has a 700 in the MARC record that includes some
>> diacritics (Saʻīd bin Sulṭān). My EAD encoder been searching
>> through the “Insert from Character Map” in Oxygen and hasn’t been
>> able to find the ayn from Saʻid or the dot below the t in Sulṭān.
>> Does anyone know if those characters exist in the Character map? In
>> general how do you handle subject headings with diacritics in them? Do you "Romanize" them?
>> Tamara Gaydos, CA
>> Manuscripts Processor
>> Phillips Library | Peabody Essex Museum East India Square | Salem, MA
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