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Re: encoding of file names

by almut (Canon)
on Mar 25, 2010 at 20:14 UTC ( #830956=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to encoding of file names

You could try to Encode::decode() $filename, e.g. from UTF-8, if you suspect that's how the names are stored in the filesystem.

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Re^2: encoding of file names
by amir_e_a (Hermit) on Mar 25, 2010 at 20:53 UTC

    That's the thing - i would probably try using Encode, but i don't know the from encoding. The to encoding is supposed to be utf8.

    Or do you mean to say that UTF-8 and utf8 are different things?

      but i don't know the from encoding

      I think you can't do much harm by just trying 'UTF-8' as the from encoding :)

      $filename = decode("UTF-8", $filename);

      When your file names are in fact in UTF-8, things will likely work out fine. Otherwise, you'll know they aren't UTF-8 encoded, and you can try some other encoding...

        Thanks, it seems to work!

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