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Re: UTF8 support for CSV, PDF formats

by Eliya (Vicar)
on Jan 06, 2012 at 14:11 UTC ( #946601=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to UTF8 support for CSV, PDF formats

As for the CSV files, perhaps adding a BOM would help?  AFAIK, it is widely used on the Windows platform (even with UTF-8) to both indicate that the files do have Unicode content, and to specify the particular encoding being used (UTF-8, UTF-16le, etc.).

For this, the first thing you write to the file should be the BOM (\x{feff}):

my $fname = 'output.csv'; open my $fh, ">:utf8", $fname or die "couldn't open '$fname': $!"; print $fh "\x{feff}"; ...

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Re^2: UTF8 support for CSV, PDF formats
by vishi83 (Pilgrim) on Jan 10, 2012 at 11:52 UTC
    Thanks for your response. Using BOM, did work for CSV format. I'm able to see the data properly now!
    However, it dint work for PDFs. I"m still trying to figure out a way for that.

    Any thoughts?
    A perl Script without 'strict' is like a House without Roof; Both are not Safe;

      yes, buy a pdf library  open (FILE, ">:encoding(UTF-8)", 'output.pdf'); is a mistake 99% of the time

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