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

    • 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. UTF-8 may be simpler because there is no conversion involved, but either can be selected, as long as the character set matches that of the records in the import file, and the encoding is consistent (that is, all records in the file encoded the same way).


    Article last edited: 09-May-2018