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546  Language Note (R)


Input Standards

Required if applicable/Required if applicable
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards 
‡a Language note (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡b Information code or alphabet (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional


Textual information on the language or notation system used to convey the content of the described materials. A description of the alphabet, script, or other symbol system (e.g., Arabic alphabet, ASCII, musical notation system, bar code, logarithmic graphing) may also be included.

Coded language information is contained in Lang and/or field 041.

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).
blank character Undefined 

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank ( blank character ).
blank character Undefined 


‡a Language note   Specifies the language(s) of the resource.
Lang:     eng
041   eng ‡a fre ‡a ger
546     Text in English, French, and German.
Lang:     eng
041   eng ‡a sgn
546     Open signed in American Sign language.
[Sign language interpretation is included] 
Lang:     hun
041   hun ‡b eng ‡b ger ‡b rus
546     In Hungarian; summaries in English, German, or Russian.
‡b Information code or alphabet   Specifies the alphabet, script, or notation system that is used in the resource. This includes specialized codes, scripts, or typefaces (e.g., Arabic alphabet, Arabic numerals, ASCII, bar code, BCD, braille, ciphers, Cyrillic alphabet, EBCDIC, Fraktur, Greek alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, hieroglyphics, musical notation systems, pictograms, Roman alphabet, Roman numerals, or logarithmic or semilogarithmic graphing, etc.).
546     Latin; ‡b Roman alphabet.
546     ‡3 Marriage certificate ‡a German; ‡b Fraktur.
546     ‡b Staff notation.

[For an instrumental piece: String quartet for two violins, viola, and cello]

‡3 Materials specified   The part of the described materials to which the field applies.
546     ‡3 John P. Harrington field notebooks ‡a Zuni; ‡b Pictograms; ‡b Phonetic alphabet.


Field 546 prints as a note. See "5xx Introduction" for more information.

Last revised: January 6, 2014