> Okay. How do I go about converting MARC-8 encoded records into UTF-8?
In Perl... using the handy MARC::Charset module (tip 'o the hat to Ed Summers, and now maintained by Galen Charlton).
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> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Eric
> Lease Morgan
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 1:39 PM
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] marc-8
> On Oct 24, 2011, at 2:34 PM, Doran, Michael D wrote:
> >> In Perl, how do I specify MARC-8 when reading (decoding) and writing
> >> (encoding) data?
> > You can't. MARC-8 is a character set that is unknown to the operating
> system. Your best bet is to convert MARC-8-encoded records into UTF-8.
> /me throws his hands up in the air and screams!
> Okay. How do I go about converting MARC-8 encoded records into UTF-8? I know
> yaz-marcdump changes the encoding bit in MARC leaders. Does it also convert
> MARC-8 characters to UTF-8? (I guess I could simply try it and see what
> Eric Morgan