Title Search term
Title Search terms are the main components of titles, without ancillary terms or variant spellings found on manuscripts. Where possible, they are the Standard Thai equivalent of titles which are in Northern Thai, Tai Lue, Shan, etc.
Title Search terms for vernacular or bilingual texts are therefore romanised according to Standard Thai pronunciation rather than Northern Thai, etc. The romanisation system is based on the Royal Thai General System of Transcription, with the exception of จ, which is written as 'c' as a syllable initial consonant rather than 'ch.' Titles of monolingual Pali texts are romanised according to the Critical Pali Dictionary.
See the Resources section of the site for information about titles in the collection, and the system of rendering Northern Thai in Standard Thai script.