Updating ISBN codes in Tellico

Robby Stephenson robby at periapsis.org
Sat Feb 27 21:47:34 GMT 2021


On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 1:33 PM José Marcio Martins da Cruz <
jose.marcio.mc at gmail.com> wrote:

> I know how to convert ISBN-10 to ISBN-13, with a little python code I
> wrote, but without dashes. E.g., I can convert :
>         2-07-029337-8 into 9782070293377
> Now, what I've done to correct my library was :
> * unzip the xxx.tc file to get the tellico.xml
> * replace ISBN-10 by ISBN-13 code (a python script does this)
> * zip again the tellico.xml file to get back the xxx.tc file.
> But this doesn't work because Tellico doesn't add dashes to the
> replacements and there are other side problems (e.g.,
> lost of cover images).

Tellico should validate and add dashes to the ISBN value when it loads the
file. I just tested and it worked as I expected. Maybe something else is
involved for you. No cover images should be lost, so I don't know why that
might be happening.

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