[Koha] German MARC record issues
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Thu May 17 20:18:16 NZST 2007
Jason Ronallo wrote:
> I'd wait to see what other folks say first, but here's what I'd try. I
> can't speak for Canada but the records coming from LC should all be
> UTF-8 encoded (Leader byte 9 is set to 'a').
> Take a look at this page:
We preprocess our MARC records (using a Java program I wrote) to make
sure we have some details correct (ISBN, DDC that matches the one on our
book,...). This also handles the conversion from MARC-8 to UTF-8.
Our main problem with display of non-ASCII characters is finding fonts
that actually contain the characters. We have some Arabic characters in
records (not too difficult) and some records with odd accented
characters from Nigerian languages (particularly Yoruba and Hausa). For
example, this following letter should be a k with a hook at the top: ƙ
Lots of good advice on that Koha wiki page, thanks.
ICT Coordinator, National Teachers' Institute, Kaduna, Nigeria
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