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ERIC Number: ED441404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Pages: 9
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Cataloguing in the Universal Character Set Environment: Looking at the Limits.
Aliprand, Joan M.
A new era for multilingual, multiscript computing is beginning, due to the development of the Unicode Standard and International Standard ISO/IEC 10646. The character content in these publications is kept carefully synchronized. With the addition of Ethiopic, Mongolian, and Sinhala, all of the world's major scripts are covered. Catalogers may expect that such an extensive character repertoire will meet all their needs for exact transcription of bibliographic data. This paper examines the topic of exact transcription and situations where it is not applied currently. The conceptual structure underpinning the character repertoire of the Unicode Standard and ISO/IEC 10646 is explained, followed by a discussion of whether the use of simple strings of characters can meet all needs for exact transcription. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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