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. -Ross.