MarcEdit 5.0 Beta Refresh (July 19, 2005)

By reeset / On / In MarcEdit

I refreshed the build to include a small correction to the UTF-8 conversion routine. The problem occurred when you had dangling combining characters in a record. The program will now detect these danglers and include a space for diacritic to combine on. This way, the diacritic isn’t lost and the combining character doesn’t attach itself to the wrong character.


I’ve refreshed the beta build. As with previous versions, you will need to uninstall any current beta builds before installing this version. What’s changed:
1) MARCEngine fixes dealing with mnemonic replacement, MARCXML=>MARC function expanded to provide optional MARC-8 conversion
2) MARC Tools Windows cleaning up
3) Delimited Text Client has been included in this setup

Coming this week — the Z39.50 client. I have a working version that includes just the Z39.50 functionality. If I finish, I’ll include SRU, OpenSearch and OAI functionality in this first test release — but more likely, it will be in the following week. Also, I’ll likely start looking at setting up the scripting objects for those wanting to script in PERL or Vbscript sometime in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for those testing — keep sending in your questions and comments. All are appreciated.