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Re: Perl Encoding/Decoding Doubt: From a Novice

by Khen1950fx (Canon)
on Jul 04, 2013 at 14:01 UTC ( #1042458=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Encoding/Decoding Doubt: From a Novice

Since you're are reading a Word file, you want to use the reverse: encode_utf8 and encode instead of decode. I use binmode to print the set of characters 'as is'.
#!/usr/bin/perl -l use strict; use warnings; use Encode qw(encode encode_utf8); $| = 1; my $str = "irs"; $str = encode_utf8($str); print $str; my $str1 = "irs—"; $str1 = encode('UTF-8', $str1); binmode STDOUT, ":encoding(UTF-8)"; print $str1;

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Re^2: Perl Encoding/Decoding Doubt: From a Novice
by ppremkumar (Novice) on Jul 04, 2013 at 15:34 UTC

    I tried the coding you provided, but I get the below output.

    Çirçös Çirçös—

    If it helps, I am using Windows: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)

      My bad. I was thinking of Linux. How about this:
      #!/usr/bin/perl -l use warnings; use strict; use Encode qw(encode_utf8); $| = 1; binmode STDIN, ":encoding(UTF-8)"; my $str = 'irs'; $str = encode_utf8($str); print "$str"; my $str1 = 'irs—'; $str1 = encode_utf8($str1); binmode STDOUT, ":encoding(UTF-8)"; print "$str1";
      I'm on Fedora, so I'm flying blind. Does that help?

        It still doesn't work.

        I tried the below coding as well, but to no avail.

        use open ':std' => ':locale'; # Error: Cannot figure out an encoding to use

        Windows doesn't seem to accept the above coding as well.

        Now, should I go about changing those characters to HTML entities in Microsoft Word itself and then try doing the conversion, in which case there shouldn't be any problem.

        But I am still hopeful there is another way

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