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Re^5: This looks like whitespace in my CSV but doesn't seem to be

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 30, 2012 at 09:35 UTC ( #996486=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: This looks like whitespace in my CSV but doesn't seem to be
in thread This looks like whitespace in my CSV but doesn't seem to be

You can always use unicode-regex-range-character-class.pl

space => [\u0009-\u000D\u0020\u0085\u00A0\u1680\u180E\u2000-\u200A\u20 +28-\u2029\u202F\u205F\u3000]

so

$ perl -pe " s{\\u(....)}{\\x{$1}}g " [\u0009-\u000D\u0020\u0085\u00A0\u1680\u180E\u2000-\u200A\u2028-\u2029 +\u202F\u205F\u3000] [\x{0009}-\x{000D}\x{0020}\x{0085}\x{00A0}\x{1680}\x{180E}\x{2000}-\x{ +200A}\x{2028}-\x{2029}\x{202F}\x{205F}\x{3000}]

Thus

#!/usr/bin/perl -- use warnings;use strict; use Data::Dump; $_ = qq{\xC2\xA01.00};; utf8::decode($_); dd[$_]; s{^[\x{0009}-\x{000D}\x{0020}\x{0085}\x{00A0}\x{1680}\x{180E}\x{2000}- +\x{200A}\x{2028}-\x{2029}\x{202F}\x{205F}\x{3000}]+}{}g; dd[$_]; __END__ ["\xA01.00"] ["1.00"]

Although, in 5.10 you could probably just use  s{^\p{space}+}{}g;

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