Note on transliteration
Note that the languages of the Middle East which have their own
alphabets have been transliterated into Roman alphabet characters
in this guide without the use of diacritical marks that are used
by the American Library Association and the Library of Congress.
At the time that this Web version was produced, not all of the
necessary diacritical marks could be produced using the character
entity references allowed under the HTML 4.01 specification. The
authors of this guide felt it would be misleading to use some,
but not all, of these characters. At such time when both the HTML
standard and the available browsers can represent all these characters,
they will be added to the text.