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Wide character in print

by PetreAdi (Acolyte)
on Jan 22, 2014 at 10:23 UTC ( #1071584=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
PetreAdi has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am trying to write a Perl script using the "utf8" . In my file have data


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use strict; use warnings; my $filename = 'data.txt'; open(my $fh, '<:encoding(UTF-8)', $filename) or die "Could not open file '$filename' $!"; while (my $row = <$fh>) { chomp $row; print "$row\n"; }

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Re: Wide character in print
by choroba (Chancellor) on Jan 22, 2014 at 10:27 UTC
    print without a file handle prints to STDOUT. You have to turn on the UTF-8 encoding for the STDOUT handle, as well as you correctly did for the input:
    binmode STDOUT, ':encoding(UTF-8)';

    Or, use open:

    use open OUT => ':encoding(UTF-8)', ':std';
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      Alternatively, PetreAdi can set the character encoding of both input and output to UTF-8 in one fell swoop like this:

      use strict; use warnings; use open qw( :encoding(UTF-8) :std ); use autodie qw( open close ); my $filename = 'data.txt'; open my $fh, '<', $filename; while (my $row = <$fh>) { print $row; } close $fh; exit 0;

      I like to use autodie, too.


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