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Re: Writing localized Perl apps

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Apr 30, 2004 at 20:01 UTC ( #349498=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Writing localized Perl apps

In working with PDF::Template, I had to deal with this directly because I was working on an app that was seamlessly presented in 12 languages. The short answer is that Perl 5.8+ treats strings as purely Unicode.

Before that, you pretty much have to use Unicode::String and accept the performance penalties (which are quite significant). *shrugs*

Now, Parrot-targeted languages will have Unicode built into the ASM (as it were), but I'd direct anyone interested in this to read the parrot mailing list for more info.

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Comment on Re: Writing localized Perl apps
Re: Re: Writing localized Perl apps
by cyocum (Curate) on Apr 30, 2004 at 21:33 UTC

    Yes, there has been a long running discussion on this on the perl6-internals mailing list here and here for anyone interested.

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