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Alph:  Original Alphabet or Script of Title



Bytes

CNR: 008/33; 006/16

Input Standards

CNR: Optional. One-character code. Default:  blank character

Definition

 
CNR, 006

The original alphabet or script of the title on the source item upon which the key title in field 222 is based. If no key title is present, the code value may relate to the title proper in field 245. This data element is mandatory for bibliographic records created or updated by centers participating in the ISSN Network. For other non-ISSN Network records it is optional.

Guidelines

The National Serials Data Program (NSDP) and the ISSN Network require the original alphabet information of the title.

Use code b if the language itself has diacritics even if the title in hand does not contain any characters from the extended alphabet.

 
Alph     b
222 0   Revista de biología del Uruguay

Use code z for key titles that incorporate words from more than one alphabet or script.

Alph     z
222 0   Report - Österreichische Länderbank

Codes

 
 
blank character

No original alphabet or script given/No key title. There is no alphabet or script for the key title in field 222. Use also when there is no key title in field 222 and you choose not to code Alph for the cataloging title in field 245.

 
a

Basic Roman. Title does not include special characters or diacritics.

Alph     a
222 0   Newsweek
 
b

Extended Roman. Title includes diacritics and special characters.

Alph     b
222 0   Revista de biología del Uruguay

Code b is used if the language itself has diacritics even if the title in hand does not contain any characters from the extended alphabet.

Alph     b
222 0   New Brunswick police journal
245 0 0 Journal de la police de Nouveau Brunswick.
 
c

Cyrillic. Title includes Cyrillic alphabet.

Alph     c
222 0 0 Amurskiĭ sbornik.
 
d

Japanese. Japanese language does not actually have an alphabet. It uses two syllabaries (Hiragana and Katakana) and Chinese ideographic characters.

Alph     d
245 0 0 無閑之.
245 0 0 Mukashi.
 
e

Chinese. Chinese language does not actually have an alphabet. It uses a system of ideographic characters to represent sounds and entire words.

Alph     e
245 0 0 文薈 = ‡b Chinese renaissance news.
245 0 0 Wen hui = ‡b Chinese renaissance news.
 
f

Arabic. Title includes Arabic alphabet.

Alph     f
245 0 0 اعتصام / ‡c سازمان تبليغات اسلامي.
245 0 0 Iʻtiṣām / ‡c Sāzmān-i Tablīghāt-i Islāmī.
 
g

Greek. Title includes Greek alphabet.

Alph     g
245 0 0 Βαλκανικα συμμεικτα.
245 0 0 Valkanika symmeikta.
 
h

Hebrew. Includes Hebrew alphabet.

Alph     h
245 0 0 אפיריון.
245 0 0 Apiryon.
 
i

Thai. Title includes Thai alphabet.

Alph     i
245 0 0 ʻUtsāhakam san.
546     In Thai.
 
j

Devanagari. Title includes Devanagari alphabet.

Alph     j
245 0 0 Kuk Hindi samachar.
500     Hindi language newspaper.
 
k

Korean. Korean language uses a writing system that forms characters that represent entire words from syllabic components (Hangul). Traditional Chinese ideographic characters are also used.

Alph     k
245 0 0 國民 所得 計定 = ‡b National income accounts.
245 0 0 Kungmin sodŭk kyejŏng = ‡b National income accounts.
 
l

Tamil. Title includes Tamil alphabet.

Alph     l
245 0 0 Matahari : ‡b majalah "Churian."
546     Text in Tamil.
 
u

Unknown. Original alphabet of the title is unknown.

Alph     u
245 0 0 List of publications (periodical or ad hoc) issued by various ministers of the Government of India.
 
z

Other. Use also for key titles that incorporate words from more than one alphabet.

Alph     z
245 0 0 Inummarit.
546     Text in Inuit. English translation laid in, 1974-
 
fill character

No attempt to code.

Indexing

This fixed field element is not indexed.

This page last revised: March 10, 2016