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To expand on anonymonks terseness, you need to make sure that the file is read and written as binary to avoid newline translations. "pushing raw" translates to prefixing the encoding with ':raw'. The following works (copies a utf16le file with futzing with it) for me, but without the ':raw's, I see the same symptoms you describe.

#! perl -slw use strict; use PerlIO::encoding; open IN, '<:raw:encoding(UTF-16LE)', $ARGV[ 0 ]; open OUT, '>:raw:encoding(UTF-16LE)', $ARGV[ 0 ] . '.modified'; print OUT <IN>; close $_ for *IN, *OUT;

You can pass the same argument string to binmode


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In reply to Re: UTF-16 on WinXP written by Perl shows whitespaces. by BrowserUk
in thread UTF-16 on WinXP written by Perl shows whitespaces. by aplonis

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