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in reply to Re^9: passing data structures from java to perl
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There is no bad pattern, that's my point. Encoding unicode data as UTF-8 will not only work today or in one particular case, it will always work.

But you have to know what you're doing, of course. And someone simply substituting Latin-1 for UTF-8, for me, falls into the category of not knowing what you're doing.