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MARC 21 Specifications for Record Structure, Character Sets, and Exchange Media

East Asian Code Tables

December 2007


EACC to UCS/Unicode Mappings

This document contains links to 15,738 mappings for characters from the East Asian Coded Character set (ANSI/NISO Z39.64, or "EACC") to characters in the Universal Coded Character Set (UCS)/Unicode. Because of the large number of East Asian ideographic characters, specific character names are not provided for all characters. The table is based on a December 2001 consolidation done by the Library of Congress of 13 separate groups of mappings for characters in EACC to UCS/Unicode.

Character codes are given in hexadecimal notation. Each character is presented on a separate row in its related mapping table. The columns in the tables are as follows.

In some tables alternative encodings for characters occur, inserted in two additional columns following column 5. The alternative UCS/Unicode character codes are only provided for cases where a MARC-8 character had to be mapped to a character value in the Unicode Private Use Area (PUA) and an alternative mapping of geta is indicated.

The characters in each of the East Asian tables are sorted in EACC character code order.

Revision History

Revised: February 6, 2002 to add missing Japanese katakana character for ZO (EACC=69253E; U+30BE) and to correct EACC code for an existing Chinese ideograph.

Revised: July 24, 2002 to add ten characters from EACC Version J that were never published in ANSI/NISO Z39.64 but which were implemented in MARC-based library systems:

Revised: February 6, 2003 to add alternate non-PUA mappings to East Asian ideographs which are mapped to Unicode character values in the Private Use Area (PUA).

Revised: June 8, 2004 for the following changes:

Revised: September 2, 2004 for the following changes:

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