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Tips for finding books about and from Southeast Asia in the UW Catalog

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Non Roman Script Materials


The UW Catalog does not represent non-roman scripts, such as Khmer or Burmese.  These languages are transliterated into roman alphabet.  We use the Library of Congress Transliteration Tables to represent these languages.  You need to become familiar with this table in order to search the catalog in Thai, Burmese or Khmer.  Note that you do not have to input the diacritic marks to search in the catalog.


Note on Vietnamese Language

Vietnamese language may display imperfectly in the catalog.  You can search using Vietnamese diacritics using Unicode inputting, but the catalog will still find every variant of the word you are searching, regardless of diacritics.  Often this means that you have to qualify your search by using more than one term.