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Re^3: Writing UTF8 Filename

by amiribarksdale (Acolyte)
on Nov 17, 2007 at 22:39 UTC ( #651458=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Writing UTF8 Filename
in thread Writing UTF8 Filename

Thank you all for your responses.

Juerd, I am wondering what you mean when you keep saying "encode explicitly":

The unicode strings I am trying to set as the filename are encoded as utf8 from a web form. They go into the utf8-character-set encoded mysql database. They display properly on the web form. What step for encoding explicitly could I be missing? It seems to me that they begin life as utf8 and they stay that way. How do I get more explicit?

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Re^4: Writing UTF8 Filename
by Juerd (Abbot) on Nov 18, 2007 at 00:00 UTC

    Juerd, I am wondering what you mean when you keep saying "encode explicitly":

    Perhaps it is time to read the Perl Unicode Tutorial :-).

    If they began life as utf8, they do indeed very probably stay that way if you do nothing to them, but if that were the case, I think you might not have been asking the question that you have.

    Encoding explicitly means to use encode() or encode_utf8(), in this case. It would also require that the values coming from the database are decoded at some point. The DBD::mysql module can do this for you. I don't know if it is.

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