3. Personal tools
5. Fonts, special characters and appearance of the text, transliteration table
6. Library administrators
8. Browser Support
Brill Online Reference Works and Brill Online Bibliographies (https://referenceworks.brillonline.com and https://bibliographies.brillonline.com) were launched in 2012 and are part of Brill's online resources at Brillonline.com.
Click here to download Accessibility Statement for https://referenceworks.brillonline.com (PDF).
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Many of the texts included in BrillOnline include special characters, such as accented letters and non Roman writing systems, which can sometimes appear incorrectly in your browser.This can be resolved by ensuring that you have a font installed on your computer that includes all of the special characters.
The recommended font is called the Brill. It will be downloaded automatically during the browser session.
A special note for users that browse or search Jacoby titles, the Coptic Gnostic Library and Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics. Some articles contain texts in Syriac, Coptic or Hebrew characters.
- For Syriac, Brill advises the Unicode font, kindly supplied by Mr. Kiraz, available at http://www.bethmardutho.org/meltho.
- The Coptic Gnostic Library requires installing a Unicode Coptic font. We highly recommend the Unicode font Antinoou.
- The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics requires installing a Unicode Hebrew font. The Unicode font SBL Hebrew is automatically installed during the browser session.
- An additional font is necessary for Brill's New Pauly and Der Neue Pauly: Brillonline: Brillonline Roman and Brillonline Italic.
The Transliteration Table shows how Arab characters are transliterated into Latin script.
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Brill has MARC21 records available for the Brill’s Online Reference Works and Brill’s Online Bibliographies. Each record contains a link to the electronic version of the corresponding title. This link is recorded in the 856-field using registered DOI's (for more information see http://www.doi.org/).
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