Specifications for MARC 21 records using MARC-8 encoding are given in this section.  MARC-8 code points are derived from several sources, most of these being standard script-specific character sets.  The various component sets of the MARC-8 set are identified and accessed through the use of escape sequences.  The total collection of characters that are encoded by the component sets constitutes the MARC-8 repertoire.  The MARC-8 repertoire is a closed repertoire and no additions are planned.  Implementations that require characters beyond this repertoire should consider using the Unicode encoding instead of MARC-8.

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Part 2:  MARC-8 Encoding Environment

Character Sets and Encoding Options