> In fact, I worry that the standard may pre-date UTF-8, with it's
> reference to "UCS" --- if I understand things right, at one point
> was only one unicode encoding, called "UCS", which is basically a
> backwards-compatible subset of what became UTF-16.
> So I worry the standard really "means" UCS/UTF-16.
Now you're just trying to scare yourself. I've never seen UTF-16
MarcXML. I've never seen anything but UTF-8 encoded MarcXML.