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G'day taint,

piconv converts character encodings. Here's an example of ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 and back again (using the copyright sign):

$ piconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t utf8 -s '' © $ piconv -t ISO-8859-1 -f utf8 -s '©'

piconv does not look for keys such as "charset" or "encoding" and attempt to change their values.

Also, all the characters in the string "iso-8859-1" are ASCII; their values are identical to the Unicode code points of the corresponding characters. Had that meta element contained non-ASCII characters, you would have seen some conversion.

$ piconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t utf8 \ > -s '<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset= +iso-8859-1">' <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 +"> $ piconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t utf8 \ > -s '<meta name="registered sign" content="">' <meta name="registered sign" content="®">

To convert your HTML files, you'll need to run piconv and also change "iso-8859-1" references to "utf-8". Be aware that there are several places in which encodings might be specified: for instance, meta and script elements may contain a charset attribute and XHTML documents may include encoding attributes.

-- Ken

In reply to Re: Why won't Perl convert (Latin1 | ISO-8859-1) to (UTF-8 | utf8)? by kcott
in thread Why won't Perl convert (Latin1 | ISO-8859-1) to (UTF-8 | utf8)? by taint

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