[Koha] Framework ACQ causes mutilated special characters

Michael Kuhn mik at adminkuhn.ch
Fri Feb 5 04:00:52 NZDT 2021

Hi Caroline

Unfortunately it doesn't help just adding MARC 000, or adding MARC 000 
and setting a default value of "     nam a22     7a 4500". Still special 
characters are mutilated. I have now tested this with Koha 18.11.03, 
19.11.05 and 20.11.00.

I have commented the bug report accordingly:

(UseACQFrameworkForBiblioRecords default framework is missing LDR 
breaking encoding)

One library uses the following workaround: Instead of going to menu 
"Acquisitions" and adding an order to the basket "From a new (empty) 
record", they first create the title data record and then add the order 
to the basket "From an existing record" by giving the number of the 
created title data record.

Many thanks for giving me hints and creating the original bug report!

Best wishes: Michael
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Am 03.02.21 um 23:07 schrieb Caroline Cyr-La-Rose:
> Hi Michael,
> Unfortunately, I don't remember which library had this problem (I work 
> for a company that supports over 40 libraries), so I'm not sure I could 
> find the framework again to export it.
> However, I did find the bug report that I filled way back when I had 
> this problem. 
> https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=23675
> You can read what I did (I mention a default value, maybe that's the 
> crux of the problem).
> Regards,
> Caroline
> On 21-02-03 16 h 30, Michael Kuhn wrote:
>> Hi Caroline
>> > When I had this problem, had to do with the leader (field 000) the the
>> > ACQ framework. The leader (position 9) indicates the character
>> > encoding.
>> > If it's not there, Koha freaks out and mangles the special characters.
>> >
>> > So to solve your problem, add field 000 in your ACQ framework.
>> This was my first idea as well but unfortunately it didn't change the 
>> behavior. Also field 000 isn't shown in the section "Catalog details" 
>> when creating a new order. But it is shown when opening Koha menu 
>> "Administration > MARC frameworks > ACQ".
>> When opening the record with framework ACQ no field 000 is shown.
>> When opening the record with standard framework (what happens when 
>> showing the cataloging view directly after creating an order) field 
>> 000 is there with correct value "a" in position 9.
>> But in both cases special characters in MARC 245 $a are mutilated.
>> May I ask you to export and send me the CSV file of framework ACQ you 
>> have created? Maybe there is some difference in our frameworks.
>> Best wishes: Michael

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