Non-roman script support

# Situation Name: Situation Description: Orbis? Rating: Notes:
  GENERAL: For the demo and discussion about support for non-roman scripts, demonstrate those capabilities that currently exist in your system. Indicate whether the solution is Unicode based or not. For capabilities that do not already exist, describe your plans for implementation.      
1 Priority Languages Indicate during the demo whether your system supports the display, editing and indexing of the following non-roman scripts. N  
    Chinese   E  
    Japanese   E  
    Korean   E  
    Arabic   E  
    Hebrew   E  
    Yiddish   E  
    Persian   E  
    Cyrillic languages   I  
    Thai   I  
    Burmese   D  
    Khmer   D  
2 Training Demonstrate help functions related to the display, editing and indexing of non-roman scripts that are available to staff and to the public. N E  
  CATALOGING: Demonstrate the following for each of the character sets supported.      
           
1 Bi-Directional Input/Display a. Demonstrate support for languages written left to right as well as right to left. N E  
2   b. Demonstrate input/display capabilities for those languages which are right-aligned such as Hebrew and Arabic? N E  
3   c. Demonstrate switching to a roman language keyboard when you are working in a vernacular MARC field for a right-aligned language? N I  
4 Keyboard Mapping Demonstrate use of RLIN keyboard mapping for non-roman scripts? N E  
5 Original Cataloging Demonstrate full-level cataloging (a complete record, i.e., bibliographic record, holdings, copies, ect.) using MARC fields supporting Unicode for non-roman scripts N E  
6 Searching Demonstrate searching capabilities in your cataloging module for the MARC fields using non-roman language encoding for the languages listed above? N E  
7 Display Capabilities Demonstrate the display capabilities for your cataloging module for the MARC fields using non-roman language encoding for the languages listed above? N E  
8 Indexing Demonstrate indexing in the vernacular by executing searches for supported languages. N See below:  
  Import and Export Demonstrate, if possible, or explain support for importing and exporting MARC records that include the non-roman language scripts listed above. N    
  ACQUISITIONS:        
9 Holdings Display Can your system display serial and multi-part monograph holdings in non-roman script languages? N D  
10 Serial Check-In Records Can your system create serial check-in records using non-roman scripts N D  
11 Multi-Part Monograph Check-In Records Can your system create multi-part monograph check-in records for non-roman scripts N D  
12 Purchase Orders/Bibliographic Info Demonstrate the inclusion of non-roman scripts in the bibliographic information included within purchase orders. N E  
13 Claims/Bibliographic Info Demonstrate the inclusion of non-roman scripts in the bibliographic information included within claims. N E  
14 Claims/Claim Statement Demonstrate the inclusion of non-roman scripts in claim statements. N D  
  OPAC:        
15 Bibliographic Record Display Demonstrate the display of bibliographic records that include non-roman scripts. N E  
16 Keyboard Configuration Demonstrate how the keyboard is configured for each supported script for use by the public. N E  
17 Searching Demonstrate searching capabilities in your OPAC for the MARC fields using non-roman language characters for the languages listed above?      
18 Display Capabilities Demonstrate the display capabilities for your OPAC for the fields using non-roman characters for the languages listed above?      
19 Indexing Demonstrate indexing in the vernacular by executing searches for supported languages against Yale supplied records.      
20 Downloading and printing Demonstrate (or explain) support for downloading and printing records with non-roman language characters for the languages listed above.      

Last Updated on 1/18/01