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Re: UTF-8 for Everythingby Jim (Curate)
|on Jul 07, 2013 at 05:15 UTC||Need Help??|
I was using use encoding qw( UTF-8 ); but in Perl 5.18 it's deprecated.
As vsespb said, do this instead:
This pragma allows you to use non-ASCII characters inside your Perl script—that is, characters outside the Basic Latin block of Unicode.
I'm using this as a stop-gap:
As duelafn said, do this instead:
Carefully read Tom Christiansen's (tchrist) brilliant and exhaustive Stack Overflow post Go Thou and Do Likewise. Pay particular attention to the first section titled Simplest Rx: 7 Discrete Recommendations. These seven recommendations are essentially the answer to your question, "What is the best way to get Perl to use UTF-8 for everything?" Then read jrockway's excellent followup post.
Tom's Stack Overflow post evolved into a presentation that he gave at OSCON 2011. The slides are here.