A note about searching
and the Icelandic alphabet
Data for the Icelandic and Faroese photographs of Frederick W. W. Howell
and the Icelandic photographs of Henry A. Perkins and Magnús Ólafsson
were input largely from captions that appear in the six
albums compiled around 1923 by Halldór Hermannsson. The captions
and subject descriptors contain a large number of Icelandic place names.
The Icelandic language contains several alphabetical characters not found
in modern English. These characters have been retained with the intent
of rendering Icelandic names authentically.
Although Icelandic characters in the captions and descriptors
here are visible in both Windows and Macintosh environments, searching
may pose problems in other than a Windows environment in which Icelandic
characters may be either cut and pasted into search terms (from Insert
Symbols) or (preferably) keyed using the Icelandic keyboard setting.
The additional Icelandic characters are below.
Fiske Icelandic Collection
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