Frequently asked questions

How can I display Chinese on my computer?
Why do I get zero results when searching using pinyin?
Can I search by images?
Can I see the original rubbings?

How can I display Chinese on my computer?
Most new browsers will automatically display the Chinese on the rubbings site. Your browser must support Unicode (I.E. 4+, Netscape 6+, Mozilla, and Opera 5+ all do so). You will also need a unicode font such as Arial Unicode MS or SimSun.

Why do I get zero results when searching using pinyin?
The database uses Wade-Giles romanization for the few fields that have been romanized. Searching by pinyin does not work. In fact, it is better to avoid romanization entirely and use Chinese if possible.

Can I search by images?
Not yet. We hope to provide this funtionality in the future.

Can I see the original rubbings?
Yes, the rubbings may be viewed in the East Asian Library (EAL) reading room. All are non-circulating and must be paged at the circulation desk in Durant Hall. See the East Asian Library website for hours and directions. If you plan to work with the rubbings for several days, please consult with the Librarian of the Chinese Collection prior to visiting EAL.

UC Berkeley East Asian Library, Phone: 510 642-2556, Address: 208 Durant Hall, Berkeley CA 94720-6000
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URL http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EAL/stone/faq.html, last updated  September 23, 2004