Hi Tifenn, Our Eloquent Archives database can import EAD, export EAD, and fully supports Unicode. We should be able to help. Check us out at www.eloquent-systems.com and get back to me if you want to use our pilot project offer. Merv Richter [log in to unmask] From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Fabienne Queyroux Sent: June 4, 2008 6:17 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Bilingual ead finding aids Hello to everyone Please allow me to transmit to the list a request from a young archivist, Tifenn Hamonic. F. Queyroux Bibliothèque de l'Institut de France "Good morning, As a student of the Ecole nationale des chartes (Paris), I'm actually carrying out the Catalogue of the archives of archaeology kept at the Institut de France (Paris). In this purpose, the description of archives has been encoded in xml using the dtd ead. Then, these files were loaded into the software Pleade 3. The project has a difficulty that I would like to submit to you. We want to make the files available both in English and French. Each description has to refer to the same description in the other language. I wonder which tag(s) should be used to make links between the French and English versions. More generally, I would be very interested to learn about any fully bilingual finding aids and the ways the encoding has been done and the search interface programmed. Can you please enlighten me on this subject? Thank you in advance for your help. Tifenn Hamonic Master II, Histoire et nouvelles technologies Ecole nationale des chartes [log in to unmask] "