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

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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of
Walter Lewis
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 4:12 PM
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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

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