[OAI-implementers] valid character encoding

Hussein Suleman hussein@cs.uct.ac.za
Wed, 13 Aug 2003 17:26:08 +0200


i just wanted to point out that if you use Perl, my VTOAI Perl template 
for data providers (available on OAI website) includes a module 
(Utility.pm) that does 8859/1=>Unicode conversions (along with basic 
de-microsoftification and de-htmlisation).


ps. i dont know if your record encoding is correct or not, but it didnt 
throw up any errors when i loaded it.

Todd White wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Thomas G. Habing wrote:
>>The OAI spec mandates that all XML responses must be encoded as UTF-8.
> here's an example of a record that has a special character.  i'm not if
> i'm handling it correctly.  can anyone confirm?
> http://michiganteacher.net/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:michiganteacher.net:120
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