In records imported from an Import Profile, special characters and diacritics appear to be corrupted. Corrupted special characters and diacritics are replaced by groups of characters that may resemble: "ñ" or "©" or "<U+fffd>" etc.
The default Encoding Format in an Import Profile is UTF-8 (UTF8). However, some partners provide bib records in ISO-8859-1 (ISO8859_1). It is important to set the import profile to the actual encoding of the files which are loaded to Alma.
If the import profile's Encoding Format was UTF-8, change to ISO8859_1.
As a test, please find the input file and single out one of the problematic records. Load the new file to Alma using a Repository import profile. Verify the Match Profile (it should enable Overlay, otherwise duplicates will exist). Make sure Inventory tab is set to Inventory = None. Once confirmed, reload the rest of the bib records.
- Product: Alma
- Product Version: February 2016
- Relevant for Installation Type: All
- Article last edited: 08-FEB-2016