[Koha] Latin1 vs. Unicode (UTF-8)
ohiocore at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 05:18:15 NZDT 2009
It is fine to use MARC-8 as the communication encoding on a z39.50
connection. Most MARC21 sources will use this. This should not be confused
with the display or underlying storage encoding that is surely not MARC-8 on
2009/3/16 Harris, Gary, DCA <Gary.Harris at state.nm.us>
> Opinions please. MARC records we plan to load into our Koha database are
> encoded in the MARC-8 format. This document tells us to use UTF-8 encoded
> http://wiki.koha.org/doku.php?do=show&id=encodingscratchpad (nice work,
> Josh, but we have test loaded some records in MARC-8 that seem to work fine,
> but we respect your knowledge, so now we are questioning ourselves as we
> move closer to a production environment)
> We have read many items on this issue. Any additional opinions on what is
> the correct thing to do will be appreciated. It is my intention to leave
> this question open-ended in hopes of getting several points of view from the
> Koha community. Thanks.
> Gary L. Harris, M.L.S. M.A.
> Director, Technical Services Bureau
> New Mexico State Library
> 1209 Camino Carlos Rey
> Santa Fe, NM 87507
> (505) 476-9730
> gary.harris at state.nm.us
> "You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
> To change something, build a new model that makes the
> existing model obsolete."
> -- Buckminster Fuller
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