On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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 happens.)

Yes, it does.  It uses yaz-iconv.  Theoretically, you could wrap some
Perl module around that.  I've contemplated it for ruby-marc, but then
it always seems a lot easier to ignore it and delete any emails that
request it.

A whole lot easier.