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Re^2: Writing UTF8 Filename

by amiribarksdale (Acolyte)
on Nov 16, 2007 at 22:54 UTC ( #651337=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Writing UTF8 Filename
in thread Writing UTF8 Filename

Well, I am unsure about what you mean by properly encoding them. The variables write fine into MySQL and into the web pages I am producing. Just not to the actual file. For instance, further above in the subroutine, I utf_escape($title), because I do some processing on the file before I save it, and the program I use doesn't like funny names. But I figured there should be no problem writing the filename, because my filesystem can certainly handle utf8. But perl/mv seem not to be able to write it directly. Amiri


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Re^3: Writing UTF8 Filename
by Juerd (Abbot) on Nov 17, 2007 at 09:45 UTC

    Well, I am unsure about what you mean by properly encoding them.

    Then you very probably haven't. Please read the Perl Unicode Tutorial at http://tnx.nl/perlunitut and update your program. Perl's unicode support goes much deeper than just allowing byte strings, and typically means you have to change your input and output routines.

    Juerd # { site => 'juerd.nl', do_not_use => 'spamtrap', perl6_server => 'feather' }

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