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Greetings Monksters,
I've been struggling for some time attempting to convert ISO-8859-1 web pages (html files) to utf8 encoded html files.
I've tried iconv(1), which failed. So I tried piconv(1), which also failed
It's not that either can't accomplish the task -- it's that they refuse to perform the task.
Example; I have some ~1,000 .html files I want to convert from Latin1 => utf8:
#!/bin/sh - # 2utf8 (via iconv(1) for i in *.html; do iconv -f iso-8859-1 -t utf8 $i > $i.tmp rm $i mv $i.tmp $i done
The resulting files remain ISO-8859-1. This time with piconv(1):
#!/bin/sh - # 2utf8 (via Piconv(1) for i in *.html; do piconv -f iso-8859-1 -t utf8 $i > $i.tmp rm $i mv $i.tmp $i done
Again, the resultant files remain ISO-8859-1 (Latin1).
All of these files contain the following line within the <head> tags:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 +">
Strangley, if I change that line to:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
and perform:
piconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t utf8 index.html > index.htm
The resultant file will be utf8 encoded.
Is this a bug in Perl?

Any, and all help with this greatly appreciated.

Thank you for all your time, and consideration.


#!/usr/bin/perl -Tw
use perl::always;
my $perl_version = "5.12.4";
print $perl_version;

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