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4. Appendices






Appendix A: Diacritics





How to Use Diacritical Codes

Note that the Getty vocabularies will fully implement Unicode in 2011. In the meantime, code extended ASCII is used for diacritics.



Using the Diacritical Codes
The following chart lists the codes used to indicate diacritics in the vocabulary data. Each code consists of the dollar sign ($) followed by two numbers. This code is placed before (in front of) the letter to which the diacritical mark applies. The same code can be applied to multiple letters. For example, if an acute accent should be applied to an a (á), it is recorded as $00a; if an acute accent should be applied to an e (é), it is recorded as $00e. In some cases, the code means that two diacritics are placed over the same character (e.g., $30). In other isolated cases, the code applies to two adjacent characters (e.g., $57, a digraph).



Adding New Codes
If you feel you have discovered a diacritic that needs to be added to the list, consult with your supervisor. New codes must be Unicode-compliant, so you should first research the correct Unicode character.





Diacritical Codes: Quick Reference




Diacritical Codes: Full List


Please consult the full list of diacritics and Unicode mapping as necessary.


Last updated 16 September 2010
Document is subject to frequent revisions



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