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Re^2: how to output file in Unicode

by anakin30 (Acolyte)
on Aug 23, 2012 at 20:58 UTC ( #989381=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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My apology,i've missed out a step over here. I want to output file into Unicode (UTF-8). thanks for your reply

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Re^3: how to output file in Unicode
by remiah (Hermit) on Aug 24, 2012 at 11:43 UTC
    hello anakin30

    How do you get the string you are going to print ?
    From file? from database? or it is the result of some module?

    And do you know the encoding of the string?

      Hi remiah

      I run a Perl script to extract user attribute values from LDAP.

      Extracted output file contains First Name and Last Name of German users.

      Supposed Last Name should be displayed as "Björn", but it is displayed as "Björn", which seems to be unrecognizable.

      I learned that the output file was created in ASCII format should be created in Unicode UTF-8 format in order the German character to be visible.


        Here I suppose the LDAP module that returns last name, gives you "decoded utf8 string". What do you see in log.txt file? and any warning message?

        my $lastname=''; #here put the return value of LDAP open( my $fh, ">:encoding(UTF-8)", "log.txt") or die $!; print $fh utf8::is_utf8($lastname) ? 'utf8 flagged,' : 'not utf8 flagg +ed,'; print $fh $lastname; close $fh;

        Some string (in this case LDAP)
        LDAP module?
         |        <--- here LDAP returns what? is important information
        utf8 text
        Do you see the manual of LDAP module has 'encoding' or 'binmode' section for this information?

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