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Re: unicode DWIM?

by dakkar (Hermit)
on Feb 24, 2005 at 13:29 UTC ( #434058=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to unicode DWIM?

I'm not sure get_layers is the best way to get the name of the locale's encoding, but assuming it is, this works: (Perl 5.8.2 linux)

use open ':locale'; use Encode; use strict; my $locEnc; for (PerlIO::get_layers(STDOUT)){ if (/encoding\((.*)\)/ || /(utf8)/ ){ $locEnc=$1;last; } } print "Locale encoding: $locEnc\n"; for (@ARGV) { $_=Encode::decode($locEnc,$_) } my $i=1; for (@ARGV) { print $i++," '",$_,"'(",length($_),")\n"; }

It decodes (in place) each command-line argument from the locale's encoding, then prints them alongside their length. This helps in understanding what kind of strings Perl thinks it is working with.

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