in reply to What to do when converting Excel-supplied data to Unicode

Probably Windows CP 1252.
use Encode; $perl_string = decode('cp1252', $windows_crap);

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Re^2: What to do when converting Excel-supplied data to Unicode
by davis (Vicar) on May 23, 2006 at 10:58 UTC
    I'd just discovered that after posting my node, unfortunately, even after trying to decode from cp1252 the un-handy CTRL-Ss are still there. Thanks anyway.

    davis
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