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 happens.)

Eric Morgan