last updated Thu Sep-21-2006  12:55
 
Special Characters used in Burmese
 
There is an on-going problem with the original LC input with Burmese language materials. The underlying coding for the single prime and double prime (special characters used at the end of some words) is being input as an acute or double acute (diacritics). When you BAM an incorrectly coded bib record, you should see the error report generate a return that looks like this:
 
 
The incorrect diacritic needs to be replaced with the correct special character. I have written a macro to help CatSS and Pat with this, it will be installed on Alt+B. The way it works is this:
 
Place the cursor to the right of the character after the pound sign in the error message
Invoke the macro
The macro will replace the incorrect diacritic with the correct special character
Repeat as needed; each line in the error message represents input that needs to be corrected
 
In the first example above, the cursor would be placed directly after the "v" in #vatthu
In the second example above, the cursor would be placed directly after the ":"
 
  Used at end of word Keyboard Equivalent
     
Tverdii Znak Used at end of word Ctrl+d 7 Ctrl+d
Miagkii Znak
(It's the single quote key)
Used at end of word Ctrl+d ' Ctrl+d