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Date: Wed Mar 25 1998 - 15:24:42 EST

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Chris White wrote:
> Those of you who work with bibliographic records, especially MARC
> records, will know that in the good old ASCII days the code point used

> for subfield mark was Hex 1F, and when a visual representation was
> needed, the dollar character, $, was used, (at least in the UK).
> I am now endeavouring to ascertain if there is an emerging de facto
> standard among UNICODE users on what code point and glyph to use for
> the subfield mark.
> Any news of such a developing standard would be most welcome.
Subcommittees of the American Library Association's MARBI Committee are
working on such a standard. The mappings established to date can be
viewed at Work is currently
underway on the mapping of CJK characters.

In particular, the subfield delimiter has been assigned to U+001F, the
field terminator to U+001E, and the record terminator to U+001D. So far
as I know, no standard for visual representation has been proposed.

Gary L. Smith
Senior Consulting Analyst
Database & Offline Products Development

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