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in reply to Re: How to parse Chinese Characters using XML-Simple?
in thread How to parse Chinese Characters using XML-Simple?

Where was this question and reply 1 week ago when I had to figure out how to process huge XML files in 7 languages (including chinese and japanese)?!?

But, yeah, it was all about the binmode ':utf8' line. Once that was set, everything else started behaving properly and I looked like I knew what I was doing.