IOC List v4.3 Released
#!E -*- coding: UTF-8 -*-
しかし，Windows 上では相変わらず US-ASCII や Windows-31J がデフォルトのエンコーディングなので，エンコーディング指定なしの汎用 US-ASCII 版もアップしておきます．ただし，この版では，欧文のアクセントやウムラウトを含む文字は最も近い文字に置き換えられています．正版はあくまで UTF-8 版なので，日常的な簡易版としてお使いください．
I am pleased to announce that I have posted a reference file for Refsort/Ruby compiled directly from the latest IOC World Bird List v4.3. It contains 10,684 species and 20,999 subspecies. Please try it out, and enjoy its capability and speed.
Note that the reference file "ioclist_v43u.ref" is encoded in UTF-8 in order to retain all European accents and umlauts with complete fidelity as they are in the IOC Master List. Therefore, your input file should be encoded in UTF-8 as well.
For those who want to use Refsort/Ruby in the ASCII environment, I have posted another reference file "ioclist_v43a.ref" encoded in pure ASCII. Note that characters with accents and umlauts have been simplified to their nearest neighbors. So please be careful in particular when you refer to authorities of species.
I will try to post two reference files (encoded in UTF-8 and Windows-31J, respectively) which include Japanese names, but it may take a couple of weeks.