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Hi, i tried your bytes code with this data:

use Encode; $clob = "this is string with [micro sign here] in it"; $convertedstr = decode("utf8",$clob); print $clob; print $convertedstr; bytes($clob) ; bytes($convertedstr) ; sub bytes { my ($s) = @_ ; my $w = utf8::is_utf8($s) ? "utf8" : "byte" ; use bytes ; print join(":", map(sprintf("%02X", $_), unpack('C*', $s))), " -- $w +\n" ; } ;

The output of which was:

74:68:69:73:20:69:73:20:73:74:72:69:6E:67:20:77:69:74:68:20:C2:B5:20:69:6E:20:69:74 -- byte

74:68:69:73:20:69:73:20:73:74:72:69:6E:67:20:77:69:74:68:20:C2:B5:20:69:6E:20:69:74 -- utf8

so, as you can see, it all matches up. Its interesting that i tried your code on my Mac at home so i will have to try it at work. I printed the text before / after conversion, and it prints ok (with micro symbol) before, but after using decode, displays ? on my Mac

What does this mean then? Like i said, i will try your code at work, but currently the text displays ? before and after conversion. I use 'more' on linux at work and Notepad++ at work on Windows, both display ?

Thanks

Joe

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