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13 digit ISBN

2005-01-07 18:07:47.442554+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

ISBN going to 13 digits. Given how my book buying habits have changed, the real question is: by that time, will books still matter?

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#Comment made: 2005-01-10 18:59:25.380837+00 by: sethg

Reading the fine print, it looks like ISBN is effectively merging with EAN, the 13-digit code that subsumes UPC; the code space for ISBNs will only double.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-01-11 23:48:16.234714+00 by: ebradway

And just who was the wizard who decided that the check digit for ISBN, if the MOD 11 = 10, should be X?