in reply to Re^2: Converting UTF8 to ANSI
in thread Converting UTF8 to ANSI

You may want to have a look at The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)

As for what I mean by ANSI, I really don't know. All I know is what the encoding line says when I "save as" a file with "Notepad" (Win-xp).

I suspect that'll be an encoding like the one I mentioned. You could use the other module I showed, Encode::Guess, to try and find out - it's a core module, no installation necessary. Another trick is to use a character that gets encoded differently in different encodings. I like the Euro symbol ("\x{20AC}" in Perl), other than being easy to type on my keyboard, it is:

So try typing "" into Notepad, saving it, and using a hex editor to get a clue (not a definite answer) as to what encoding it is.

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