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Re: help needed in unicode files

by idsfa (Vicar)
on Mar 28, 2006 at 15:57 UTC ( #539731=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to help needed in unicode files

Yes. File::BOM will do this for you. Not that you should be writing a BOM for UTF-8 (kind of difficult to get confused about the byte order on one byte wide characters), but I expect you are dealing with (broken) MicroSoft apps.

Updated: You should really read the documentation. There are several examples in it of how to do what you appear to be asking for. Here's one:

# Read open(HANDLE, '<:via(File::BOM)', $filename) # Write open(HANDLE, '>:encoding(UTF-8):via(File::BOM)', $filename)

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Re^2: help needed in unicode files
by ambrus (Abbot) on Mar 28, 2006 at 16:59 UTC

    While there's only one byte order for utf8 (unlike utf16), the BOM might still make sense to easily distinguish utf8 from other encodings.

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