Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Think about Loose Coupling

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I still don't understand what to specify as the from encoding.

Usually, the file names are text encoded as per the local's encoding. In fact, I dare say that's the expectation.

Most users have a UTF-8 locale. You could assume UTF-8, and worry about it when someone complains.

If you want to actually get the right encoding, your best bet is probably the following undocumented function:

require encoding; # Or "use encoding ();" with the parens. my $locale_encoding = encoding::_get_locale_encoding();

This is what core module open uses.

And since you mention it, i actually am curious about Windows

It's a real mess. Bad support by builtins and by modules for accessing Windows's wide character interface. Bad support at finding the code page (last time I checked) of the single-byte interface (even though it's easier than locales in unix). Maybe some other time.

In reply to Re^3: encoding of file names by ikegami
in thread encoding of file names by amir_e_a

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others contemplating the Monastery: (5)
    As of 2020-01-25 16:29 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?