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Unicode in Perl

by jesuashok (Curate)
on Oct 31, 2005 at 09:37 UTC ( #504199=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re: Unicode in Perl
by dorward (Curate) on Oct 31, 2005 at 09:52 UTC

    Why should I need to learn Unicode programming in Perl.

    Its a standard way of using non-ASCII characters, which is very useful if (for instance) you want to talk about a café, or use Japanese.

    Is that used in Network programming in perl
    Is that used in Webprogramming in perl

    Yes.

Re: Unicode in Perl
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Nov 01, 2005 at 15:09 UTC
Re: Unicode in Perl
by EvanCarroll (Chaplain) on Oct 31, 2005 at 10:01 UTC
    If your using any programming that involves other languages, Unicode is the future. If you don't learn it, or of it, you could make a mistake such as:... thinking that each character, is one byte, which is isn't. By assumming each character is one byte, rather than using a unicode character library you make that code non-portable. Unicode characters can be upto 6 bytes (IIRC).


    Evan Carroll
    www.EvanCarroll.com

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