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Character sets: towards a standard solution?

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 March 1992



Character coding systems such as ASCII and EBCDIC are unable to deal with the worldwide range of characters and so possible solutions, such as ISO 10646 and Unicode, involving 16‐bit codes have been suggested. The paper examines how libraries deal with multi‐lingual character sets and describes work being undertaken on the definition of a basic European character set as part of the National Bibliographies on CD‐ROM project being funded as part of the Commission of the European Communities Action Plan for Libraries.


Peruginelli, S., Bergamin, G. and Ammendola, P. (1992), "Character sets: towards a standard solution?", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 26 No. 3, pp. 215-223.




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