[Koha] Wide character in null operation after Z3950 import

Chris Cormack chris at bigballofwax.co.nz
Thu Dec 10 12:27:08 NZDT 2009

2009/12/10 Rick Welykochy <rick at praxis.com.au>:
> Hi all,
> We have a Koha/3.00.04_fixed installation in the French language. When
> we search for a word like "père" in the catalogue, the browser submits
> the accented e correctly and the search succeeds.
> Then we attempt to import a biblio record using Z3950 into the catalogue
> that contains the word "père" we see the following error message:
>    The following fatal error has occurred:Wide character in null operation
>    at /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.8/MARC/Charset/Table.pm line 96.
> So, I cannot put this down to incorrect URF-8 character encoding in either
> the web server or the client's browser. Am I correct in suspecting that the
> character encoding goes amiss somehwere in the Z3950 communications gateway?
MARC records are sometimes encoded in marc8 not utf8, if this is the
case for the record you are retrieving it can cause an issue like
When setting up you z3950 server in Koha you can choose the encoding.
Maybe try changing it to marc-8 and see if that fixes it


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