Currently, i'am working to the UNIMARC (European/french MARC) to MODS

I worked today on "rewriting" class (of MARC4J) to
correctly managed UNIMARC ISO 5426 character set.
I do a "quick and dirty" port for the moment, but it work.

I try to use MARC21slim2MODS.xsl to convert UNIMARC to MODS, but it failed
as expected ;-)

MARC and UNIMARC are really incompatible, so it's a good reason for me to
use MODS instead MARCXML.
This week, i will work on UNIMARC2MODS.xml.

I need "real" iso2709 UNIMARC files with data like :
300 .. $aA GRAVE `A (à)300 .. $aA ACUTE 'A (á)...
(300 is UNIMARC tag for notes.)

If somebody could send me some samples even in french :-)
Of course, if someone is interrested on my work, i could send sources,
binaries ...

Yves Pratter

The original ISO2709 UNIMARC file could be downloaded from .
Here is the result of the (bad) MARC2MODS conversion :

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
  - <collection xmlns=""
  - <mods>
  - <titleInfo type="abbreviated">
  - <name type="personal">
    <namePart>20020116d2001 m y0frey0103 ba</namePart>
  - <name type="personal">
    <namePart>Le Gall Yves</namePart>
  - <publicationInfo>
    frBN001902982 France Armée Génie frBN002137859 1945-1970 frBN001639531
Cavernes frBN00151385X Algérie frBN001557696 Histoire frBN01461724X
Spéléologie Opérations de recherches et de sauvetage frBN00151385X Algérie
frBN002137859 1945-1970 frBN002136419 Récits personnels frBN001790405
Algérie 1954-1962 (Guerre d'Algérie) frBN002127256 Récits personnels
    <identifier type="isbn">FR</identifier>
    <identifier type="lccn">2-913197-37-X</identifier>
  - <recordInfo>

Yves Pratter
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