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Re^4: Why won't Perl convert (Latin1 | ISO-8859-1) to (UTF-8 | utf8)?

by taint (Chaplain)
on Jun 06, 2013 at 17:47 UTC ( #1037494=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Why won't Perl convert (Latin1 | ISO-8859-1) to (UTF-8 | utf8)?
in thread Why won't Perl convert (Latin1 | ISO-8859-1) to (UTF-8 | utf8)?

Greetings chromatic, and thank you for your reply.

Indeed. file(1) depends on it's "Magic" file||dir for it's response(s), and they aren't extremely concise. But, it was only after noticing that my editor wasn't reporting a change from iso-8859-1 to utf8, that I used file(1) to help me confirm that my editor had not stopped functioning reliably after all these years. I might also add, my editor also recognizes when a file that it has opened has been "touched" -- as do all modern editors.

I'll probably have to try and create a filter using to pipe these files through.

I was just hoping that those utilities that were already designed to perform just such tasks, would | could accomplish this.

Thanks again chromatic, for taking the time to respond.


#!/usr/bin/perl -Tw
use perl::always;
my $perl_version = "5.12.4";
print $perl_version;
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