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Re^3: ptkdb module using Tkx?

by runrig (Abbot)
on Jan 20, 2012 at 17:26 UTC ( #949001=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: ptkdb module using Tkx?
in thread ptkdb module using Tkx?

That part must not be automated, because some parts of kobesearch have not been updated for quite a while. I don't think new modules are even showing up (though new versions of existing modules are).

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[1nickt]: Yaerox probably best to whip up an SSCCE demonstrating the failure in what you have now and post to SoPW as a question.
[Corion]: Yaerox: That's a somewhat hard problem. Encode solves the conversion part, but for guessing what encoding a file is in, that's the hard part
[Corion]: Yaerox: There is Encode::Guess, but that needs a limited set of inputs, and it also cannot handle multiple single-byte encodings
[Corion]: If you have a BOM, that's a really easy way to recognize UTF-8. Otherwise, you can try to decode a file from UTF-8, and if that works OK and doesn't crash, most likely the file was valid UTF-8
[Corion]: But as "ansi" (Latin-1?) is a single-byte encoding, any file is a valid ANSI file

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