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Editorial FAQ

1. Certain diacriticals and other characters display incorrectly. Is this an error?

2. The taxonomic category is frequently missing a period. Should I add it?

3. Are those Roman numeral I or Arabic 1 in the citations?

4. Editorial Observation


1. Certain diacriticals and other characters display incorrectly. Is this an error?

The text data within the Nomenclator Zoologicus is encoded in UTF-8 ( a form of Unicode). Browsers often are set by default to display text in a different encoding (Windows Latin 1, Mac Roman, etc.). To display correctly, the browser must be set to display UTF-8. This can be set in the browser preferences or under the "View" menu under the heading "Encoding."

Examples: Bruguière as Bruguière, Mathéron as Mathéron

2. The taxonomic category is frequently missing a period. Should I add it?

The taxonomic category is usually the last part of a printed Nomenclator Zoologicus record, preceded by a dash, that provides a general taxonomic placement for that cited name. Example ("-Dipt.," "Coel.," "Vermes (Nemat.)," etc.) In many cases, a period was not added to the abbreviated record in the conversion process. This can be done automatically and does not require a manual edit.

3. Are those Roman numeral I or Arabic 1?

Many NZ volumes use a font that unfortunately displays the numeric "1" as a roman numeral "I." Care should be taken because some series and volume numbers in the reference field are roman numerals and have been recorded in the database as Arabic numerals.

4. Moving the mouse along the edited record as you read provides a vertical marker to help orient your eye.