I made a small (easy) change to edit-item-form.jsp to help with this. The change adds a table of "special" characters to the end of the edit form, so you can copy and paste the character required from the table.

Happy to share that with anyone interested.

Alternatively, you can make a table of the characters you regularly use, using Word or whatever, and copy-paste from that. Just be sure the encoding of the file or page you copy from is UTF-8.

There should be no problem copying from any page where the encoding is UTF-8.


S Nieminen wrote:

Hi All,


Can anyone advise me on how to include non-standard characters in the dc.abstract field - or any field at all – when creating a bib record in Dpsace , please? For example, I have an abstract with entries like the following



but the superscript “l” does not carry through when I copy and paste from e.g. a Word document or from the web. What I end up having is GF(pl). There are many occasions like this where we wish to include mathematical characters that simply won’t transfer to DSpace.








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