libmarc-charset-perl - Perl module for bidirectional MARC-8 <-> Unicode conversion

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libmarc-charset-perl
Package version 1.35
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 5.17 KB
Download size 699.67 KB
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MARC::Charset allows you to turn MARC-8 encoded strings into UTF-8
MARC-8 is a single byte character encoding that predates unicode, and
allows you to put non-Roman scripts in MARC bibliographic records.
The MARC21 standard now supports encoding character data in Unicode,
specifically the UCS Transformation Formats-8 (UTF-8).  Unicode
notwithstanding, libraries still have a wealth of data encoded using
MARC-8. Yet, some new data formats such as XML require that characters are
encoded using Unicode. In order to facilitate conversion the Library of
Congress graciously published character mappings to enable the conversion
of MARC-8 data to Unicode.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libmarc-charset-perl_1.35-1_i386.deb 1.35 i386 Debian Main
libmarc-charset-perl - - -


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libxml-sax-perl -
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Binary Package libmarc-charset-perl_1.35-1_amd64.deb
Source Package libmarc-charset-perl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libmarc-charset-perl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libmarc-charset-perl




2013-10-22 - gregor herrmann <>
libmarc-charset-perl (1.35-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Nathan Handler ]
* Email change: Nathan Handler ->
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Change Vcs-Git to canonical URI (git://
* Change based URIs to based URIs
[ Axel Beckert ]
* debian/copyright: migrate pre-1.0 format to 1.0 using "cme fix dpkg-
[ gregor herrmann ]
* New upstream release.
* debian/copyright: new Upstream-Contact.
* Update years of packaging copyright.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.4.
* Add lintian-override for pkg-perl specific debhelper test.
2011-08-17 - gregor herrmann <>
libmarc-charset-perl (1.33-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ansgar Burchardt ]
* debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git.
[ gregor herrmann ]
* New upstream release.
* debian/copyright: Replace DEP5 Format-Specification URL from to URL.
2011-07-04 - Ansgar Burchardt <>
libmarc-charset-perl (1.32-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* New upstream release.
* Use minimal debian/rules with debhelper 8 and override_* targets.
* Use source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Make build-dep on perl unversioned.
* debian/copyright: Formatting changes; refer to "Debian systems" instead of
"Debian GNU/Linux systems"; refer to /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-1.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2.
2010-10-08 - Krzysztof Krzy┼╝aniak (eloy) <>
libmarc-charset-perl (1.31-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Added me to Uploaders and copyright file
* Standards-Version: 3.9.1 (no changes necessary)
2010-05-12 - Damyan Ivanov <>
libmarc-charset-perl (1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
+ uses Storable::nfreeze instead of Storable::freeze to get a more
portable character set database.
Reported and fixed by Niko Tyni. Closes: #579517
* Standards-Version: 3.8.4 (no changes necessary)
2009-07-02 - Nathan Handler <>
libmarc-charset-perl (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/control: Changed: Switched Vcs-Browser field to ViewSVN
(source stanza).
[ Nathan Handler ]
* New upstream release
* debian/patches/*:
- Remove since gdbm.patch was applied upstream
* debian/control:
- Add myself to list of Uploaders
- Drop quilt Build-Depends
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.2 (No changes)
- Bump debhelper Build-Depends to (>= 7)
* debian/README.source:
- Remove since quilt is no longer used
* debian/rules:
- Refresh to use newer format
* debian/copyright:
- Refresh to use newer format
- Add myself to debian/* copyright
* debian/compat:
- Bump to 7
* debian/watch:
- Remove comment
* debian/links:
- Use to make symlink instead of debian/rules
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Add debian/libmarc-charset-perl.dirs and debian/clean, re-add a manual
`mv' to debian/rules in order to get the created Table file installed into
the right place and removed on clean (done by debian/rules before).
* debian/copyright: add more contributors to the packaging copyright.
* Improve short description, thanks to Jari Aalto for the bug report
(closes: #550289).
2008-08-24 - Damyan Ivanov <>
libmarc-charset-perl (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ gregor herrmann ]
* New upstream release.
* debian/copyright: add upstream source location.
* debian/control: change my email address.
* Set Standards-Version to 3.8.0 (no changes).
* Refresh debian/rules, no functional changes.
[ Damyan Ivanov ]
* add gdbm.patch by Niko Tyni. Marc::Charset::Table now uses a GDMB database,
reducing its size from 400M to 5M. Closes: #481505
* add quilt to the build process
* adapt debian/rules to the new filenames GDBM uses
* add README.source pointing to quilt documentation

See Also

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libmarc-file-marcmaker-perl_0.05-1_all.deb work with MARCMaker/MARCBreaker records
libmarc-file-mij-perl_0.04-1_all.deb read newline-delimited marc-in-json files
libmarc-lint-perl_1.47-1_all.deb Perl extension for checking validity of MARC records
libmarc-parser-raw-perl_0.01-1_all.deb MARC RAW format parser
libmarc-perl_1.07-6_all.deb Perl extension to manipulate MAchine Readable Cataloging records
libmarc-record-perl_2.0.6-1_all.deb Perl extension for handling MARC records
libmarc-transform-perl_0.003005-1_all.deb Perl module to transform a MARC record with a yaml configuration file
libmarc-xml-perl_1.0.3-1_all.deb Perl library to access MARC data encoded as XML
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