Music Cataloging at Yale ORBIS and OCLC

ORBIS keys for diacritics and special characters
arranged by name of diacritic/character
with languages in which they are used

See also Diacritics and special characters by language

These are the keys to which diacritics and special characters encountered in music cataloging at Yale as mapped for Orbis (Voyager). Not all diacritics are included, namely those for languages in which we do not catalog.

Diacritic/Special character ORBIS Keys Languages
acute ctrl alt o or keypad 8 Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Persian, Pinyin, Polish, Portuguese, Prakrit, Pushto, Sanskrit, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telegu, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Wendic
Æ upper case
æ lower case
ctrl alt q
ctrl alt shift q
Anglo-Saxon, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Thai
alif ctrl alt f or keypad 2 Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Persian, Prakrit, Sinhalese, Tibetan, Turkish, Urdu
angstrom ctrl alt shift  / [slash] or alt keypad 3 Czech, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Slovak, Swedish
breve ctrl alt shift . [period] or alt shift keypad 9 Bulgarian, Esperanto, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Rumanian, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, White Russian
cedilla ctrl alt h or keypad 6 Albanian, Catalan, French, Latvian, Portuguese, Turkish
circle above
see angstrom
ctrl alt shift  / [slash] or alt keypad 3  
Circumflex ctrl alt shift p or keypad 6 Afrikaans, Albanian, Dutch, Esperanto, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Portuguese, Rumanian, Sinhalese, Slovene, Tagalog, Telegu, Turkish, Vietnamese
Ð upper case
ð lower case
win alt w
ctrl alt w
Croatian, Serbian, Vietnamese
dot above ctrl alt shift n or alt keypad 1 Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Kannada, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Polish, Punjabi, Pushto, Russian, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telegu, tibetan, Turkish, White Russian
dot in middle ctrl alt shift b or left parenthesis [ Catalan,
dot below ctrl alt n or keypad 1 Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Burmese, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Persian, Prakrit, Punjabi, Pushto, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telegu, tibetan, Urdu, Vietnamese
double acute ctrl alt shift o or alt keypad 8 Hungarian
grave ctrl alt ` or keypad 2 Afrikaans, Catalan, dutch, French, Italian, Pinyin, Portuguese, Tagalog, vietnamese
hacek ctrl alt p or alt keypad 4 Armenian, Croatian, Czech, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Pinyin, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Thai, Wendic
high comma, off center ctrl alt shift : Armenian, Czech, Georgian, Latvian, Macedonian, Navaho, Slovak, Wendic
hook, left ctrl alt shift h Latvian, Rumanian
hook, right ctrl alt shift j Anglo-Saxon, Lithuanian, Polish
ligature first half
ligature second half
ctrl alt shift k or keypad 0
ctrl alt shift l or alt keypad 0
Russian, Ukrainian, White Russian
macron ctrl alt shift  , [comma] or keypad 9 Anglo-Saxon, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Bengali, Burmese, Greek (Modern), Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Persian, Prakrit, Punjabi, Pushto, Russian, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telegu, Thai, Tibetan, Urdu
miagkii znak ctrl alt g Arabic, Bulgarian, Hebrew, Persian, Pushto, Russian, Tibetan, Ukrainian, White Russian
musical flat ctrl alt x  
musical sharp    
Ø upper case
ø lower case
win alt y
ctrl alt y
Danish, Norwegian
OE upper case
oe lower case
ctrl alt shift r
ctrl alt r
Anglo-Saxon, French, Icelandic, Thai
Polish L upper case
Polish l lower case
ctrl alt shift e
ctrl alt e
Polish, Wendic
superior dot (dot above)
see dot above
ctrl alt shift n or alt keypad 1  
tilde ctrl alt \  or keypad 5 Assamese, Bengali, Estonian, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Portuguese, Prakrutm Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tamil, Telegu, Tibetan, Vietnamese
tverdii znak ctrl alt shift g Bulgarian, Russian
umlaut ctrl alt shift m or keypad 7 Afrikaans, Albanian, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Sindhi, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian


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