Walter, Yes, it is different. All the different character sets someone could bump into in the library, some not used elsewhere, should be mentioned.
I love and agree with that sig :-) Dave -----Original Message----- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Walter Lewis Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 4:12 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Programmer Orientation to Library/Lib Sci On 22 July 2011, at 1:07 PM, Bigwood, David wrote: > The extended ASCII character set, Latin-1, used in the old MARC systems was always something that was neglected to get mentioned and not at all obvious. Now that more systems are using UNICODE it should be less of a problem, all depends on your system and if you still have legacy data. Isn't Marc-8 different than Latin-1 in how it handles accents? At least that's how I read http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/charsets/marc.html ... and I'd never argue with Michael about this. :) Walter Lewis who never met a character set he didn't wish he hadn't *had* to meet