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

Music Cataloging at YaleOrbis and OCLC

Note: this page was created with music cataloging in mind.

These are the keys to which diacritics and special characters encountered in music cataloging at Yale are mapped for Orbis (Voyager). Not all diacritics are included, namely those for languages in which we do not catalog. For a complete list, see Diacritics and special characters from Cataloging at Yale

See also Diacritics and special characters by language

acute | AE (Æ) | alif | angstrom | breve | cedilla | circumflex | eth (Ð) | dot above | dot in middle | dot below | double acute | grave | hacek | high comma, off center | hook, left | hook, right | ligature | macron | miagkii znak | slash O (Ø) | OE (Œ) | Polish L (Ł) | tilde | tverdii znak | umlaut

Diacritic/Special character ORBIS Keys Languages
acute ctrl alt o or keypad 8 Albanian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish
Æ upper case
æ lower case
ctrl alt q
ctrl alt shift q
Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian
alif ctrl alt f or keypad 2 Korean, Japanese, Turkish
angstrom ctrl alt shift  / or alt keypad 3 Czech, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Slovak, Swedish
breve ctrl alt shift . [period] or alt shift keypad 9 Bulgarian, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Belarusian
cedilla ctrl alt h or keypad 6 Albanian, Catalan, French, Latvian, Portuguese, Turkish
circle above
see angstrom
ctrl alt shift  / or alt keypad 3  
circumflex ctrl alt shift p or keypad 6 Albanian, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Sinhalese, Slovene, Turkish
Ð (eth) upper case
ð lower case
win alt w
ctrl alt w
Croatian, Icelandic, Serbian
dot above ctrl alt shift n or alt keypad 1 Hebrew, Lithuanian, Polish, , Russian, Turkish, Belarusian
dot in middle ctrl alt shift b or left parenthesis [ Catalan
dot below ctrl alt n or keypad 1 Hebrew
double acute ctrl alt shift o or alt keypad 8 Hungarian
grave ctrl alt ` or keypad 2 Catalan, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese
hacek ctrl alt p or alt keypad 4 Armenian, Croatian, Czech, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
high comma, off center ctrl alt shift : Armenian, Czech, Georgian, Latvian, Macedonian, Slovak
hook, left ctrl alt shift h Latvian, Romanian
hook, right ctrl alt shift j 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, Belarusian
macron ctrl alt shift  , [comma] or keypad 9 Armenian, Greek (Modern), Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian,
miagkii znak ctrl alt g Bulgarian, Hebrew, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
musical flat ctrl alt x  
musical sharp    
Ø (slash O) 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
French, Icelandic
Polish L upper case
Polish l lower case
ctrl alt shift e
ctrl alt e
superior dot (dot above)
see dot above
ctrl alt shift n or alt keypad 1  
tilde ctrl alt \  or keypad 5 Estonian, Portuguese, Spanish
tverdii znak ctrl alt shift g Bulgarian, Russian
umlaut ctrl alt shift m or keypad 7 Albanian, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian