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RILM records start featuring all non-roman writing systems

RILM records are now capable of displaying all non-roman writing systems, such as Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, and Thai, provided that the users have the corresponding character sets installed in their computers. The improved display capabilities are due to RILM’s compliance with Unicode (UTF 8), re-formatting of its data in XML going back to 1967 (and to 1835 in the case of conference proceedings), and the compliance of its vendors with the same requirements. Increasing numbers of non-roman titles, authors, publishers, and abstracts are being added to the database, greatly raising the applicable records’ level of linguistic specificity.