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Re^5: HTML::Entities and Unicode quotes

by ikegami (Pope)
on Aug 23, 2011 at 06:10 UTC ( #921832=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: HTML::Entities and Unicode quotes
in thread HTML::Entities and Unicode quotes

is_utf8 is even misleadingly named. I'd have called it "needs_utf8".

As in needs to be encoded using UTF-8? No, it doesn't indicate a need for the string to be encoded, using UTF-8 or otherwise.

It is actually accurately named, but refers to how the string is stored internally, not the content of the string.

Is ':encoding(utf8)' the same as ':encoding(UTF-8)'?

The encoding is called UTF-8, so use "UTF-8" (case doesn't matter). I don't know how :encoding(utf8) is different, but I don't see any reason for figuring it out.

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