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Save yourself, start all projets with UTF-8 encoding
perlunitut: Unicode in Perl
The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)
A tutorial on character code issues
Unicode-processing issues in Perl and how to cope with it
I18N: Unicode at the Windows command prompt
Myth busting in the console
Can't tell if UTF-8... or just binary...
By rote learning.
Via Genetic memory.
It's provided by my firmware.
I just remember them.
Thirty days hath September
My computer gets it right, usually.
I just ask someone else.
Someone punches me on the first of the month.
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