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I am fairly new on MODS and MARC21 conversion,
so my question perhaps too elementary...

If declaring output to ascii, don't I then miss
the proper diacritics encoding?!  The records
I have are primary non-English.

--Jackie

On Tue, 24 Oct 2006, Erik Hetzner wrote:

> At Tue, 24 Oct 2006 11:30:37 -0400,
> Jackie Shieh <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> Yes, it was declared. Perhaps what was declared in the file
>> did not meet the standard wording?!
>
> […]
>
> If you wish the output to be entity encoded (rather than output ‘raw’
> UTF-8) you must declare <xsl:output encoding="ascii"/>
>
> Perhaps there is another way but I am not aware of it.  That said,
> there is really no reason to force your data to be entity-encoded,
> unless you are going to be sending it around in email which seems
> always to munge the character set.
>
> best,
> Erik Hetzner
> --
> Erik Hetzner
> California Digital Library
> 510-987-0884
>