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    What character encoding is preferred for bulk importing records into Voyager?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Voyager

    Question

    Is MARC21 UTF-8 or MARC21 MARC-8 character encoding preferred for bulk importing records into Voyager?

    Answer

    Voyager stores records in MARC21 UTF-8, and will convert MARC21 MARC-8 records to MARC21 UTF-8 when they are imported and MARC21 MARC-8 is selected as the Expected Character Set. Voyager can handle either type of encoding as long as that type is selected as the Expected Character Set in the Bulk Import rule - Voyager will convert any character encoding as necessary accordingly. UTF-8 may be simpler just because there is no conversion involved, but either can be selected, as long as the character set matches that of the records in t he file, and the encoding is consistent (that is, all records in the file encoded the same way).

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