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Re^2: accented characters are garbled

by 7stud (Deacon)
on Feb 16, 2013 at 16:45 UTC ( #1019043=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: accented characters are garbled
in thread accented characters are garbled

You can check 'use utf8', or binmode.

  1. 'use uft8' enables you to use utf8 characters while you are writing your program, i.e. in your source code--not read utf8 text from an outside source.
  2. binmode() is for reading binary data, i.e. data that consists of single bytes; and binmode turns off newline conversions. The op doesn't want to read binary data, the op wants to read utf8 characters, which can be multiple bytes long; and there is no reason for the op to turn off newline conversions.

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Re^3: accented characters are garbled
by afoken (Abbot) on Feb 16, 2013 at 17:00 UTC

    binmode can do more than turning off newline conversion. It can set I/O layers, like :utf8 and :encoding(utf8). See binmode for more details, and the difference between the two layers.

    Of course, it is also possible to setup the required I/O layers directly in open, using the three-arguments form. See open.


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