We cried our eyes out in 1976 when this first came to our attention at the BL. Even more crying when we couldn't get rid of it in the MARC-I to MARC-II conversion (well before MARC21 was even a twinkle) - a lot of tears are gathering somewhere.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bill Dueber
> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 5:50 PM
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] more on MARC char encoding: Now we're about ISO_2709 and MARC21
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 8:46 PM, Simon Spero <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Actually Anglo and Francophone centric. And the USMARC style 245 was a
> > poor replacement for the UKMARC approach (someone at the British
> > Library hosted Linked Data meeting wondered why there were punctation
> > characters included in the data in the title field. The catalogers wept slightly).
> > Simon
> Slightly? I cry my eyes out *every single day* about that. Well, every weekday, anyway.
> Bill Dueber
> Library Systems Programmer
> University of Michigan Library