Unicode support

All Copac search pages for the new version of the interface now use the Unicode character set. This allows us to display bibliographic details in scripts such as Greek, Cyrillic, Chinese and Japanese (amongst many others.) You can also search using these scripts in exactly the same way as you would if you were using the Roman alphabet.

You can test this functionality by searching our Copac V3 interface from the Copac home page. A title search for “Qian gu zhi mi” will find a set of records containing Chinese script.

The caveat is that your web browser needs to support Unicode (most common ones now do) and you will need the appropriate Unicode font(s) installed on your computer.